FORM & COLOUR
FORM & COLOUR
An exhibition of studio glass by one of the founders of the British contemporary studio glass movement
Pyramid Gallery continues its 25 year association with the founder of London Glassblowing Workshop, Peter Layton with a solo show that will feature blown glass with a particularly Yorkshire theme.
Layton was born in Czechoslavakia but brought up in South Yorkshire. In the past year, he has been developing a new range of blown glass vessels that take inspiration from his home county and the work of one of its most eminent artists, David Hockney. The new range is called Garrowby and was created as a collaboration with the Royal Academy to celebrate David Hockney’s exhibition there in 2012
‘I have known David Hockney since my early days in Bradford, and I was delighted to have been asked to create works based on the artist’s latest exhibition. Each signed piece is unique and signed by me’ says Layton of his interpretation of Hockney’s striking use of light, colour and form.
For the Terry Brett, owner of Pyramid Gallery on Stonegate in York, this exhibition marks a turning point for the gallery as the first solo exhibition by an internationally recognised artist in glass. ‘I have shown Peter’s work on many occasions ‘, says Terry ‘but this will be the first time that I have dedicated the main exhibition room to such an eminent glass artist. It coincides with the launching of a new website for Pyramid Gallery that has been developed by York internet expert Mark Richards, who has created a website that will show off the exquisite glass forms and colours and which is suited to the many different devices and search engines that people use to browse for art and glass. ‘
The new exhibition can be seen online now at www.pyramidgallery.com along with more information about Peter Layton and also details about the gallery’s annual October charity appeal for St. Leonard’s Hospice
‘This year we hope to increase our donation for St. Leonard’s to over £1000 with an art exhibition that starts on Thursday 24 October says Terry who supports the Hospice movement as a memorial to his father who was cared for by a hospice when suffering from terminal cancer 6 years ago. As part of the appeal, the gallery has purchased and is donating a screenprint by pop art doyen PETER BLAKE, as a prize in an art raffle. The print is one from a series based on Victorian Postcards, is signed by the artist and has a value of £350. Tickets for the draw are available now and until December 30th in the gallery in return for a donation that goes directly to St. Leonard’s Hospice.
‘The gallery has purchased several original screenprints by Peter Blake this Autumn and will be hosting an exhibition of 25 works of art by the same artist in November, which can be viewed on the new website now’ explains Terry, who has been a fan of pop art ever since the Beatles used a photographed collage by Blake for their album Sergeant Pepper’s in 1967. ‘It is a great honour to be in a position to promote the work of such an iconic artist’
The Peter Layton glass exhibition opens at 11am on Saturday 5th October and opens daily from 10am until 5pm and Sundays from 12 noon until 4.30pm until 5 November