Art & Culture, Art Exhibition

Adele Karmazyn’s “Pleasure gardens”

Up Next: 28th September 2022, 10:00am
Vy2 Adele Karmazyn The onlookers
Vy3 Adele Karmazyn The bandstand
Vy4 Adele Karmazyn All swings and roundabouts
Vy5 Adele Karmazyn The aviary

“Pleasure gardens”, featuring some new works by local artist Adele Karmazyn, is the exhibition now showing at village gallery on Colliergate.

Adele is a York based Digital Photomontage Artist. Her love of antiquities and oddities, weathered surfaces and nature is the foundation of her work.

For Adele, collecting 19th century photographs is where the journey begins. From her ever growing collection she chooses her characters and brings them back to full colour, intertwining them with creatures big and small, coupled with delicate foliage, creating images both sophisticated and playful. Adele often uses idioms, metaphors and musical lyrics for inspiration and to add narrative to her work. It is ultimately the love of the Victorian era, costume and interiors that drives her to create the images she does, with the added freedom to insert an element of playful surprise.

Adele studied for her BA (Hons) Degree in Textile Art at Winchester School of Art. She went on to complete a diploma in children’s book illustration which brought her back to the use of Photoshop, which is now her main tool. Using also a digital camera, scanner and her collection of imagery she works digitally to create her slightly surreal pieces, then hand finishes the prints with ink, paint and gold leaf.

Adele’s exhibition opens at village gallery York on Tuesday 30th August 2022, and it runs until Saturday 15th October.

Aside from its regularly changing art exhibitions village gallery is York’s official stockist of Lalique glass and crystal, and additionally sells a great selection of jewellery, art, ceramics, glass and sculpture, much of it the work of local artists.

Village gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, and can be open at other times by arrangement.

village gallery Opening Hours

Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 16:00

and at other times by appointment.

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