ref: gOw Jun 15-Sep 9 2006 ZEST GALLERY Anne Arlidge, Vic Bamforth


ZeST Contemporary Glass Gallery

Press Release


an exhibition of glass by Anne Arlidge and Vic Bamforth

15th June- 9th September 2006

ZeST's summer exhibition will use the traditional subject of the 'Still Life' as a starting point for new work in glass by two British makers, Anne Arlidge and Vic Bamforth. For centuries artists have been depicting the minutiae of fruit, vegetables and animals on canvas, but here the artists take the subject to a more unusual medium- glass.

Anne Arlidge uses casting to immortalise objects in glass. Her still lives concentrate on form, often at the expense of colour, with a popular material of hers being recycled clear crystal glass. These new 'Still Life' pieces are a study of the relationships between objects, with the composition being a careful part of the process, as important to Anne as the casting of the objects.

Vic Bamforth has only been working in glass since 2000, but has already developed a vibrant and  recognisable style. For this exhibition he uses both his glass blowing and his painting skills to create quirky and colourful 'Still LIfe' scenes. First he blows heavy, solid vessels which then become a canvas for the painted element. 

This exhibition opens on 15th June and will remain on show until 9th September 2006. The gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm. Nearest stations are Earl's Court or West Brompton.

Naomi Hall
Gallery Manager
ZeST Contemporary Glass Gallery
Roxby Place
+44 (0)20 7610 1900