January 28th to May 2nd, 2021
Works by Alan Lacovetsky and Susan Turner have more in common than may first meet the eye…
Lacovetsky’s pieces are created through the effects of fire and air on clay. He practices an art form tied into the geological history of our planet; turning soft clay into objects of permanence. Clay consists of minute platelets, and as he uses his potter’s wheel to make a bowl or urn, the clay particles align under his hands, gaining strength through that process which allows the final piece to hold its shape.
Turner deals with intangibles in her work, manipulating an image rather than an object. She uses light to transform colour, texture and patterns. Much in the same way that Lacovetsky uses the power of his wheel and his hands to transform the shape of his clay, Turner uses “photons of light, tiny particles with utterly insignificant pressure, impossible to feel, that push against everything”.  With the use of light and digital tools she creates a sense of depth and material permanence where there is none.
Both artists’ work deals with time – rebalancing and centering to restore equilibrium to our inner selves. “Art holds out the promise of inner wholeness.”
Due to Covid-19 restrictions we are producing online content for you to enjoy starting with a home studio tour with Alan Lacovetsky. A thought provoking interview with Susan Turner, and a walk through with the exhibitions curator will follow soon! If there is any virtual content you would like to see we would love to hear from you.
 Turner, Susan, Artist’s Statement, Nov. 2020
 de Botton, Alain, Armstrong, John, Art as Therapy, London, Phaidon, 2013, p 34