Today is the Deed at Galeri 3B in Wrexham includes some exciting contemporary sculpture shown to good effect. Responding to the 1920 Realistic Manifesto, it’s a show of new work by four artists. Above is pictured work by artist Jo Marsh and also by Marja Bonada, both of whom make particularly appealing pieces.
Galeri 3B is a sizeable space with white walls and high ceilings. A former Laura Ashley shop, it’s hidden down a side street in the centre of Wrexham. It would be understandable if you didn’t spot it, but it’s well worth trying to visit, with regular new music events amongst the artworks.
Marja Bonada also has some wall-based work on show in sister artspace, ‘Undegun’. These three strong drawings, done in what look like charcoal and paint, seem to be of water and trees. They look great against the rough gallery wall.
Head over to Oriel Wrecsam, housed in Council buildings with the main library, to admire a show of work by Morgan Griffith (sonomano) which combines collage with found objects & paint, on a background of wood and pastel hues. Just lovely.
Who can resist mushrooms and fungi especially when they’re pictured taking over the world?
Previously exhibited in Haus of Helfa in Llandudno (below) it was good to revisit Griffith’s work, and also see some of the pieces produced by a collaboration with Jo Hinchcliffe (concretedog) which involve little motors and slowly moving found objects.
Seeing this work reminded me that I’d not shared photos of some of the wonders found at Haus of Helfa this year. So here’s just some of the interesting work that was on show. Unfortunately these are the only ones I successfully photographed!