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LUCY STORRS & EMMA TAYLOR
15 February - 10 March 2024

Introducing two new artists to the Woolff Gallery, Lucy Storrs and Emma Taylor.

 

Both working in repurposed materials, these unique artists chime well with the Woolff Gallery spirit. Storrs presents vibrant landscapes which appear from a distance as paintings, but on a closer inspection reveal themselves to be wool, whereas Taylor burrows into the details of nature with her intricate paper scupltures. Created from vintage books, the subject matter is always relevant to the orignal book.

Please contact us for further images of any of the works shown below, and we hope to see you soon.

LUCY STORRS

Welcome Lucy Storrs to the Woolff gallery. Lucy’s works are intricately connected, like her, to the land.

 

Growing up on a remote sheep farm in Dartmoor, her love of painting and its gestural capabilities situate her in an incredibly unique position: that of a textured landscapist marrying wool with colour.

 

Lucy Storrs, Little lark in the sky, 70 x 70cm, Woolff Gallery

Lucy Storrs

LITTLE LARK IN THE SKY

Wool and silk

Grey frame / anti-refective glass

73 x 73cm (framed)

£1500

Inspired by these romantic environments and early dreams of becoming a shepherdess, Lucy is as obsessed with paint as she is with wool -  the landscapes she conjures up emerge from a desire to express this through needle felting:

“In some ways I should be a painter, but I just can’t let go of wool.” LUCY STORRS

Her works strike a fine balance between relinquishing control of each spool (for wool is notoriously difficult to curb) and intervening as a weaver of movement. As a kinetic collagist activating each barb of this soft and translucent material, these wool landscapes emerge from her hands as if almost animated.

Woolff Gallery_Lucy Storrs - April Showe

Lucy Storrs

APRIL SHOWERS

Wool and silk

White frame / anti-refective glass

49 x 49cm (framed)

£495

Lucy Storrs, Spellbound by winter, 49 x 49cm, Woolff Gallery

Lucy Storrs

SPELLBOUND BY WINTER

Wool and silk

Grey frame / anti-refective glass

49 x 49cm (framed)

£495

There is an undisputed charm about these landscapes - strikingly emotive yet open to interpretation, Lucy's fields of wool call forth in us something intimately nostalgic, yet entirely contemporary in rendition. They bring up memories of particular places we hold dear, triggering our own connections to this land. Through layers of bright colouring, although incongruent to the natural tones of the country, what is felt draws her, and us, in.

 

April Showers captures the promise of overcast skies over a moody, verdant ravine, cast here as neon yellow threads on grey-green fuchsia slopes, whilst Winter Majestry evokes the ascending tones of a Vaughan Williams or a Hardy poem, her flock of birds delicately sowed into crisp swathes of periwinkle, yellow, white and grey.

Lucy Storrs, Winter Majesty, 70 x 70cm, Woolff Gallery

Lucy Storrs

WINTER MAJESTRY

Wool and silk

Grey frame / anti-refective glass

73 x 73cm (framed)

£1500

Lucy Storrs, Come find some wild, 49 x 49cm, Woolff Gallery

Lucy Storrs

COME FIND SOME WILD

Wool and silk

Grey frame / anti-refective glass

49 x 49cm (framed)

£495

Lucy Storrs, Softly spoken day, 49 x 49cm, Woolff Gallery

Lucy Storrs

SOFTLY SPOKEN DAY

Wool and silk

Grey frame / anti-refective glass

49 x 49cm (framed)

£495

Lucy Storrs, Blissful State, 49 x 49cm, Woolff Gallery

Lucy Storrs

BLISSFUL STATE

Wool and silk

Grey frame / anti-refective glass

49 x 49cm (framed

£495)

If you are interested in any of Lucy Storrs' artworks, please click on the button to enquire / contact us

EMMA TAYLOR

One of Woolff’s youngest artists, Emma started making book sculptures out of a wish to combine her interest in academic study with her passion for the creative arts. She found the form of the book as her perfect medium, forging her own style from the two.

Emma Taylor, Tend the Flowers, Butterflies Will Come, 28w 24d 12h

Emma Taylor

TEND THE FLOWERS, THE BUTTERFLIES WILL COME

Vintage book, glue, wire

28w x 24d x 12h cms

£650

Repurposing vintage books into sculptures, the subject matter of her sculptures are informed by their narrative. She sources each title from market stalls and antique shops, divining a padded paper form from each. In this way, stories come to life, bursting from their covers into flora, fauna and vessels dressed in their thousands with individually-cut strips of text.

Woolf Gallery_Emma Taylor - From Days Past 29w 28d 27h £700.jpg

Emma Taylor

FROM DAYS PAST

Vintage book, glue, wire

29w x 28d x 27h cms

£700

Woolff Gallery_Emma Taylor - Sweet Nectar 19w 16d 18h.jpg

Emma Taylor

SWEET NECTAR

Vintage book, glue, wire

19w x 16d x 18h cms

£550

Delicate, intricate, and always conveying a deeper understanding of paper as a material, Emma’s sculptures deliver a beautiful reminder to us all:

“The main theme in my work is the natural world. In order to achieve balance in our increasingly digital society, we need to return to and embrace nature. I particularly aim to highlight this notion by referencing the origin of the paper itself - I regularly transform book pages back into ancient trees.” EMMA TAYLOR

Woolf Gallery_Emma Taylor - Constricted 19w 20d 19h 650.jpg

Emma Taylor

CONSTRICTED

Vintage book, glue, wire

19w x 20d x 19h cms

£650

Woolf Gallery_Emma Taylor - Paper, Steam and Speed 26w 22d 24h 675.jpg

Emma Taylor

PAPER, STEAM & SPEED

Vintage book, glue, wire

26w x 22d x 24h cms

£675

If you are interested in any of Emma Taylor's artworks, please click on the button to enquire / contact us

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