Carolyn Genders in conversation with artist James Hunting
Carolyn Genders | Sentience
This is the second of our posts to accompany the exhibition program in our onsite Emmanuel Cooper Gallery. In creating works for this exhibition, CPA Fellow Carolyn Genders questions and investigates asymmetry, rhythm and balance, while celebrating the tactile and textural possibilities of clay.
2nd - 25th May 2019
|Carolyn Genders | Red Interior, Orange Spots|
CG: Drawing is my practice. It is my thought process. Through it I express weight, line, volume and rhythm. I do not draw the figure or the object. I use marks, areas of colour and gestures that when I come up for air, have created the figure or captured the essence of the subject. Working in 3-D, drawing in clay, drawing is the dimension. It’s the continuation of this working from concrete objects and the figure that is the information for working in the abstract.
|Carolyn Genders | Indigo Bo|
CG: I realise more and more that colour is fundamental to my well being: artistically and in life. Colour is looking - that empty space where I just look - the act of informing by analysing. The conscious and unconscious selection of colour combinations.
CG: My printmaking is an immediate and responsive expression. It is also a continuation of looking at colour and exploration of markmaking. It provides shortcuts to the time consuming processes involved with clay. Ceramics fill my soul but is difficult.
|Carolyn Genders | Snapdragon Sunshine I,II,III|
CG: I want to explore……..
JH: What role does thinking and talking hold in your work?
CG: It’s impossible to create valid work without thinking and it has to be done alone. Thinking needs space and promotes rigour and openness. Talking is equally important but not promiscuously.