Gallery ‘hosts’ two exhibitions

Two exhibitions have been described as dedicated to drawing and diversity at the opening of Hosts and 2016 Jada at the Cleveland gallery on October 13.

In opening the exhibition Director of Fine Art QCA Griffith Bill Platz congratulated the artists on celebrating drawing, an art form he said had experienced some artistic ebbs and flows in recent years.

“Drawing is currently on a high – riding a wave, particularly performance drawing,” he said.

Mr Platz described the  2016 Jada award as producing a significant body of work.

He also likened Hosts, as created by artist Nicola Hooper, as a process of infection which absorbs additional elements such as live bacteria.

“This shows how we are affected when a healthy and productive cell is transformed by the displacement of reactionary modes,” he said.

Hosts presents the study of of the animal as the host for disease. The .gallery is open from Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm and Sunday from 9am to 2pm.  Both exhibitions continue until November 26. Entry is free.