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News release - Issued by Kunsthuis

Kunsthuis presents... 

“A Vision of Dimensions”

Artists from the UK and The Netherlands showcase their exciting experimentations of form and content and how they are inextricably linked.

The exhibition runs from Friday 20th May – 10th July 2016 alongside our Gallery Shop which is open now.

Kunsthuis is open Wednesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm.

Exhibition location: Kunsthuis Contemporary Art Gallery at Dutch house, Mill Green Farm, Crayke, York, North Yorkshire, YO61 4TT

“A Vision of Dimensions” - Artists from the UK and The Netherlands showcase their exciting experimentations of form and content and how they are inextricably linked.

Kunsthuis gallery welcomes Summer with a showcase of sizzling work by an impressive painter, glass artist, sculptor and ceramicist. The exhibition showcases a select group of Dutch artists alongside a British artist who are producing incredibly unique work.

Celebrating her first exhibition in the UK, Dutch glass artist Ingrid Capozzi 's glass fusions create unique wall objects that captivate the viewer by using the fused glass as a window to underlying layers. The closer you get to the object, the more details are visible.

“Glass fusing gives me the opportunity to create unique wall objects. I aim to capture the audience by using the fused glass as a transparent overlay to underlying layers. The closer one looks, the more detail one sees. The glass itself plays with lines, color and displays air pockets and bubbles. Behind the glass are other elements, more or less apparent. These are carefully put together using paint, textiles, wool and paper.”

York based sculptor Richard Mackness has always had twin interests in natural forms and manmade objects and features throughout the gallery and ecological gardens. Now based back in York after having lived in New York and London for some time, Richard's creative practice also includes commercial projects and design created from his sculpture studio at his company Urbis Design. He has shown his sculptures extensively around the UK, in Europe and the U.S.A., including at the Whitechapel Gallery London, Aldeburgh Festival, Ikon Gallery Birmingham, Lehmbruck museum Duisburg and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Dutch painter Audrey Erbany transfers emotion into colour and environment with a rich pallet and tactile use of materials. Her work has expressionistic and impressionistic influence and possesses a purity and tranquility whilst beckoning involvement from the viewer.

In addition, Dutch ceramicist Neeltje de Vries explores figurative characters that are abstract, semi-representational and incredibly imaginative.

Sculptor Amy Daniels graduated in 2008 from Manchester Metropolitan University. Here the artist specialised in the use of ceramics and glaze which has been involved in the development of her practice since. We have a range work by the artist in the gallery and gardens.

The Dutch house art cafe's current exhibition features work by public artist and painter Steve Tomlinson. The artist's swimmer series came about as a result of researching an intended series of works loosely titled ‘profile elegance’ and a public sculpture that the artist was developing where a figure was being created from similar sized pieces. Steve became also very interested in pointillism, so the unintended combination of these interests resulted in the collection of work exhibited.

Kunsthuis Gallery's permanent shop presents beautiful handmade items from a wide range of local and talented Arts and Crafts makers showcasing contemporary interiors, a wide selection of beautiful jewellery, exquisite handmade books, a diverse range of ceramics, table accessories, photography and prints. You are invited to escape the hustle and bustle of York's busy streets, shop for unique and limited edition gifts and spread the Summer cheer here in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside.

For those who love walking there is a circular pathway that runs through the Dutch House and into the fields and woodland areas, along with lengthier walks in close proximity to the site. The perfect destination for the whole family this Summer.



For further information about the Open View and exhibition please contact:

PR contact: Clare Nattress

Kunsthuis Gallery is located at the Dutch house premises on the road between Crayke and Brandsby. Running from Friday 20th May – 10th July 2016 Wednesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm.

Kunsthuis Gallery
T: 07495270007

Kunsthuis opened in May 2014. It is a brand new vibrant space to encounter both contemporary Dutch and British art. The gallery sells paintings, ceramics, bronze sculpture, jewellery and more. It is a bright and quiet space away from the hustle and bustle, perfect for relaxing and enjoying art.

Kunsthuis sits within Dutch House, Crayke. Owners Cecile Creemers and Sjaak Kastelijn moved to Yorkshire over six years ago and began running their Dutch café amidst a wildlife garden in 2010. Sjaak worked as Head Gardener for York Museums Trust when the couple first arrived in Yorkshire – he now focuses on the business full-time. Drawing inspiration from its wild surroundings, Kunsthuis offers something new to Yorkshire, presenting Dutch contemporary pieces alongside works by respected British artists.

Extra information:

Entrance to Dutch house and Kunsthuis is free. The site is part-wheelchair and child friendly. Dogs on leads are welcome into the garden and courtyard – well-behaved dogs can also come into the café. The delicious café menu caters for those on gluten free and vegan diets.