The Figure in the Landscape

Rethinking the vertical/horizontal axis with sculpture by Ron Eady and paintings by Hoop Studio, this exhibition presents us with multiple ways to view the figure in landscape.

Professional Artists in their own right, Mary Kennedy and Michele Woodey began working together in the year 2000. They were commissioned to create site-specific installations combining painting, photography and interior design. This successful partnering led to a deeper exploration of collaborative painting; a concept which has its roots in the early Surrealist artists’ technique of passing a piece of work back and forth. Each artist contributes an element in turn, until the chemistry is complete. The individual elements must blend seamlessly and harmoniously, as in a musical orchestration.

Hoop  Gallery is a new project  created for the purpose of exploring and producing  new collaborative work  as well as showing, promoting and  curating work by other artists.