Two Bodies,

Pencil and ink pointillism, 2020

'In the Seam'
15 June - July 25 at the Hearth Gallery

Live from June 15th

An exhibition by Cerys Knighton exploring bipolarity in different spaces – threading between the medical, the domestic, and the natural. The artworks roam and catch in the seams between emotional states, perceptions of reality, sensory hypersensitivity, restoration, and decay, suturing internal structures of the body with external bodies of the natural landscape.

The exhibition includes both drawing and sculptural work. Cerys mostly works with pointillism, layering thousands of individual ink dots to create artworks. In an expanding series exploring perceptions in different frameworks, Cerys winds and unwinds ink, while other pieces contrast ink with softer textures of pencil. Her sculptural work binds clay, driftwood, and flora that she shaped and dried into specific expressions. Cerys started working with sculpture during lockdown as a means of sensory grounding to reflect on the boundary between inside/outside, both in place and in perception of the body.

The largest exhibition of work drawn from her PhD to date, this collection analyses nineteenth-century representations of symptoms, diagnostic classifications, changes in treatment, experiences between spaces, as well as present self-reflection from Cerys in dialogue with the histories in her research. Artworks play with poles, boundary lines, doubles, and cycles, to reflect on the complexity of movement between severe states of mood.

 
Bodies - Cerys Knighton.JPEG

Bodies

Clay, driftwood, dried flora, 2021

Serpent

Clay, driftwood, dried flora, 2021

Please feel free to get in touch with any questions about the exhibition at: cerysknightonart@hotmail.com.

The Hearth Gallery is located in University Hospital Llandough’s main plaza entrance and is currently open daily between 9am and 8pm for our patients, staff and restricted visitors on site. The gallery is one of a kind in Wales; a contemporary space situated in the heart of a clinical setting.

The Hearth Gallery is part of the wider Arts for Health and Wellbeing Programme, an appeal at Cardiff & Vale Health Charity – the official charity of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

 

For more information please visit the Hearth Gallery’s website: https://cardiffandvale.art/work/visual-arts/ or email Molly.Lewis3@wales.nhs.uk

Coil,

Pencil and ink pointillism, 2021

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