PREVIEW: Nature’s Alchemy, bo.lee Gallery

Bo.lee Gallery is set to open their new flagship gallery space in Peckham Rye with a new exhibition that will feature mud, ash and wax  as part of the show. 

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Bonsai I, Philippa Lawrence. 

Officially reopening the gallery on the 24th November, Nature’s Alchemy will feature the work of twelve artists who use materials such as mud, blood and ash to explore patterns and symbolism found within nature.

The exhibition will feature the work of artists such as Turner Prize winnerRichard Long, and nominees Cornelia Parker MBE and David Mach, as well as a number of mid-career artists whose use of natural materials evoke cycles of life and death.

Artist Ione Rucquoi deifies her prints of blood with gold leaf halos, Beatrice Haines creates paint pigment from her great uncle’s ashes, and Susan Gunn uses pigment made from female cochineal beetle to create deep-red surfaces that crack and fissure over time.

All of the artists whose work will be on display, all imitate naturally occurring forms, patterns and reactions throughout their life cycle, allowing chance and error to play as their works develop and age.

The bo.lee Gallery was originally launched in Bath nearly nine years ago having been founded by Jemma Hickman and will now have a brand new gallery space in London to support emerging and mid-career artists alongside established names.

Nature Alchemy will be on display at the bo.lee Gallery  in Peckham Rye from the 24th November until the 6th January 2018. For more information visit:

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