Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Eric James Mellon's Birthday Celebratory Exhibition coming soon

Capturing the Light
85th Birthday Exhibition
September 2010

Plans are now well advanced for this milestone show. The exhibition will show past as well as recently made work and we hope to have around seventy ceramic pieces as well as paintings and prints. We are particularly delighted that Eric has produced a special limited edition birthday print called ‘Mermaid and Fox’ which will be available for sale, along with all the work in the show, at the opening on 4th September.
We are particularly pleased that Eric will be here for the private view and opening. He will be happy to talk about his work as well as sign copies of his two books. The most recent -’65 Years of Printmaking ‘- is beautifully illustrated and a fitting testament to the Mellon legacy in printmaking.
We are also delighted that Eric has made available a small number of the paintings of his late wife Martina Thomas.
This show is a must for anyone who is interested in ceramics and printmaking. A short monograph has been written by Stuart Dickens, the Gallery’s Ceramic Curator, to accompany the exhibition and to provide insights into EJM the man as well as the artist/potter.

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