Gerri Grogan at the Cafe Gallery
Date(s) - 13/08/2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
“At Work” by Gerri Grogan
‘At Work’ is a continuation of a preoccupation with the River and its industrial role, both past and present. Looking at the ever-decreasing active working factories along the river, I have felt compelled to record in particular the still-functioning Tate & Lyle Factory. Seeing the moving cranes, loading and unloading, the array of vibrant colours moving against an otherwise grey and uninspiring backdrop has given me both a sense of history and a real physical enjoyment of colour for its own sake.
Most of my work is done from direct observation, trying to capture a fleeting sense of light, weather and time as well as elements of more solid and substantial industrial machinery, using oil paints, oil pastels and other drawing materials.
BA Fine Art Painting Wolverhampton Polytechnic
MA Art and Archaeology in Asian Art and Architecture
Art Teaching 11-18 Year olds over 20 years
Restarted practice February 2016
Open Studios – Thames Side Studios, Woolwich 2016 and 2017
Painting Open 2016 – No Format Gallery, Deptford