Riverside Café Gallery, Farnham Maltings
12 October – 07 November 2019
The Riverside Café Gallery is delighted to welcome paper artist Klara Smith with her exhibition Shadowmaking, which comes to the Maltings as part of Farnham craft month.
Papercut images hide a secret world. They tell one story in their flat state and a completely different one when light paints through them a world of distorted shadows. That’s why what Klara refers to what she does as ‘shadowmaking’.
Sunlight is the best shadowmaker, sometimes the shadows are soft and fuzzy, sometimes neat and sharp. And they move and stretch as the sun moves.
This exhibition explores the relationship between Klara’s hand cut paper images and light within the space. As the natural light changes through the day and with the weather, artificial light plays its part to produce the shadowy effect that brings the work to life.
After originally training as a landscape architect, Klara Smith also studied illustration and bookarts at London College of Communication. The three-dimensional aspect of book design (both commercial and artist’s books) influenced her papercut artwork. Klara also has an active interest in printmaking and ceramics, exhibits her work regularly and also participates in the Surrey Artists Open Studios. She has co-operated with musicians on a number of projects, combining her visual stories with their music, including violinist David Le Page, whom Klara is again collaborating with for a one-off performance at the Maltings as part of the Craft Month events.
Work is available to purchase, for all sale enquiries please visit the Box Office or email your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.