Thursday 16 May - 6:00pm

CHARLES TREVELYAN: Vignettes Exhibition Opening Drinks Carpenters Workshop Gallery

Cocktail Reception, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Free admission for Patrons

Charles Trevelyan: Vignettes presents a juxtaposition of two recent series, Gyre and Fuse, presented with a selection of maquettes drawn from his London studio.  Featuring the artist’s experiments alongside completed works opens a window into the creative process, bringing concept and development to the fore.

The exhibition begins on the ground floor of the gallery with the Fuse series, including a previously unseen console in a striking Alpi Green marble. As with much of Trevelyan’s recent work, Fuse stems from a desire to broaden the scope of his practice by setting aside a brief-led design approach to draw inspiration from structured experimentation in both material and process such that uncertainty and unfamiliarity become integral to the creation of the work. Derived initially from a thought experiment involving the fusion of simple forms to create structure, the evolution of this series was informed by both wooden puzzles from childhood and the construction of simple maquettes in which pins were used to temporarily assemble larger structures. Translating the concept from maquette to large sculptural pieces in marble and bog oak required a meticulous design process involving precise sculpting of curved geometries to enable the forms to slot together and lock. As such, the aesthetic simplicity belies a technical complexity and the series exemplifies a blend of sculptural elegance with structural precision.