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Ashley Cluer showcases works in ‘Small is Beautiful XXXIX’ exhibition at Flowers Gallery in Mayfair, London
Current undergraduate, Ashley Cluer showcases two works as part of the 'Small is Beautiful XXXIX' exhibition at Flowers Gallery in Mayfair, London
Ashley Cluer Thank You for the Opportunity, 2021 / Ashley Cluer Thank You for the Opportunity, 2021, Flowers Gallery
Ashley Cluer Frank and His Sister Louise, 2021 / Ashley Cluer Frank and His Sister Louise, 2021 - Flowers Gallery
Ruskin undergraduate, Ashley Cluer is exhibiting her art works, Thank You for the Opportunity, 2021, and Frank and His Sister Louise, 2021, in the Flowers Gallery, as part of the Small is Beautiful XXXIX exhibition.
"I am a London based sculptor, currently in my final year at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art at the University of Oxford.
My work is centred within materiality, as the texture, form and appearance of my sculptures become an integral resource that enables a viewer to connect with the piece using all of their senses. In particular the cement sculptures are moulded and carved by me with only a chisel and mallet, likewise, the wooden bases that support the cement works are personally selected, sawed and sanded having been recycled from older sculptures of mine.
Growing up in London I have been surrounded by rudimentary industrial materials whose banality enabled my imagination to play. The life and stories I have prescribed to these substances is the reason that I love nothing more than creating in sculptural form the beauty I see in something otherwise ignored."
Small is Beautiful was first established at Flowers Gallery in 1974, inviting selected contemporary artists working in any media to present works with a fixed economy of scale, each piece measuring no more than 7 x 9 inches. Continuing in the same spirit to the present day, Small is Beautiful XXXIX presents a rare opportunity to purchase smaller pieces by internationally recognised names and discover new talents.
(Text courtesy of Flowers Gallery)
For further information about the exhibition see here
Flowers Gallery, Small is beautiful XXXIX
25th November - 8th January 2022
21 Cork Street
London W1S 3LZ
Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 6pm