Sally Tyrie and Helen Terry bring Reflections and Revelations exhibition to Babylon Gallery in Ely

Reflections and Revelations : Sally Tyrie and Helen Terry

Reflections and Revelations : Sally Tyrie and Helen Terry - Credit: Archant

A new exhibition titled Reflections and revelations is at the Babylon Gallery next month.

Bringing together the work of artists Sally Tyrie and Helen Terry, the exhibition runs from Tuesday 10 to Sunday 22 April.

It represents the culmination of their two-year collaborative project at Wicken Fen nature reserve in Cambridgeshire.

Coinciding with an Art Trail, it will be installed at the reserve in April. The work on show reveals research, observations and lines of interest resulting from regular visits to the Fen at different seasons over two years.

While both artists work in different ways, the shared experience of immersing themselves in the environment and the ‘spirit of place’ have had a significant influence on their resulting work.

Sally Tyrie creates mixed media drawings and paintings which explore ideas to do with time, transition, absence and presence.

The starting points, themes and directions to her work are influenced by a passion for natural history and the environment in particular.

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Material and process alongside methods of deconstruction and reconstruction play a central role in her work as a way to add dialogue and meaning.

Her recent work for ‘Reflections and Revelations’ uses as its starting point observations and ideas that have emerged after a series of visits to Wicken Fen Nature reserve, in particular an interest in the less visible and more easily overlooked aspects of life and presence. ~

Working with multi layered mark making, primarily through photography and print making, her resulting works seek to explore these glimpses and traces of presence, whilst offering alternative ways of seeing and interpretations on this unique and magical environment.

Helen Terry’s work revolves around mark-making. She usually works on cloth with dye and stitch and likes to experiment with different methods of generating marks.

She favours print and dye processes that allow scope for accidental and chance effects. Currently this includes combinations of silkscreen, mono-print, collage and drawing.

Helen’s work explores themes of ambiguity, change and in-between spaces and is inspired by places where water and land meet.

At Wicken Fen, she has been drawn to the views from the hides and reflections in the water.

Both offer a selective and indirect way of viewing things and result in fragmented images that invite alternative interpretations.

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