Subtle ceramics and photographs at ‘Form’

IF you’re looking for an artistic outing this weekend, you can hardly go further than the Form Studio and Gallery in Queanbeyan, where a subtly balanced exhibition of photographic images by Peter Ranyard and ceramics by Sarit Cohen is running until September.

Sarit Cohen 3 small jugs - porcelain.
Sarit Cohen, “3 small jugs – porcelain”.
Cohen, a well-known Canberra ceramic artist, says she has attempted to draw inspiration from her Indian-Jewish heritage, with a nod to the movements of Art Deco and De Stijl decorative art making.

Most striking in this show are small vessels which have seemingly been taken apart and put together again in unusual ways.

“I wish to allow my work to have the touch and the imperfection that comes from my hand and that allows a sense of humour to reflect in a new way, a spirit of lightness that embodies the delicacy of fine white porcelain,” she says.

"Toyplane," Peter Ranyard
“Toyplane,” Peter Ranyard
“The articulate audible voice of the past when the body and material substance of it has altogether vanished like a dream.”

Ranyard says he has always been fascinated by the object, particularly objects changed by the combination of weather, time, history and neglect.

His diffused photographic images, he says, “are highly subjective interpretations” of the objects photographed.

“Substance and the lightness of touch,” at Form Studio and Gallery, 1/30 Aurora Avenue, Queanbeyan, until September 2.

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