Next Exhibition

9th April - 17th May
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This exhibition presents photographs by Lynne Blount and Sylvie Gummery taken at Perry Green over many months, with the kind permission of the Henry Moore Foundation. Created in camera using multiple exposures they appear to be abstract images, and are an art form in their own right. They are complemented here by sculptures by James Copper who worked with the Moore Foundation for most of his life.

The photographs in this collection of limited edition prints, are unique, and impossible to reproduce. They are created using multiple exposures. This involves laying one photograph on top of another in-camera whilst varying many settings in between each exposure. This variety of camera settings creates the intensity of colour and the depth to the textures. To ensure the brightness and colour were correctly rendered, as well as to provide synchronicity from metal to metal, aluminium was chosen as the medium to print on rather than the more usual fine art paper. Aluminium has the added bonus of being light and pictures can be hung outside in a covered area.

Lynne Blount CPAGB LRPS

Lynne grew up in Harlow New Town, moving here in 1958. She remembers vividly the first time she set eyes on Henry Moore's 'Family Group'. It seemed Moore had sculpted our family. Set against the unrelenting straight lines of modern architecture the curves and softness made this new town feel warm and welcoming. A surprise visit to Perry Green eight years ago re-ignited Lynne's passion for Moore's sculpture, and so began, what was to culminate, over the last two years, in this exhibition.
Lynne has achieved distinctions and won many awards for her photography. She has had photographs accepted in a number of International Salons as well as the prestigious London Salon.

Sylvie Gummery LRPS

Sylvie has always been drawn to the earth shapes found in Henry Moore's sculptures. Photographing the sculptures with a macro lens brings out so much detail making the etchings far more visible and fascinating. The eye catching curves and the rather serendipitous effects of multiple images provide many opportunities for creative photography. The deep colours are obtained by constantly changing the camera settings whilst taking a number of photographs at different angles. Printing on aluminium has ensured the final image is exactly the same as seen on the computer screen.
Sylvie has won awards and obtained a Royal Photographic Society (RPS) distinction for her photography.

James Copper

Since graduating from Canterbury College of Art, Kent, in 1990, James has been creating his sculptures almost exclusively based on the human form, living and working in Essex.
He uses traditional carving methods to work with various types of stone, as well as wood, plaster, bronze, and occasionally, found objects. His pieces are nearly always figurative, with a modern style that draws influence from an extensive interest and knowledge of the sculptural works of ancient world civilisations, which he collects, as well as other sculptors; notably Henri Gaudier Brzeska, Eric Gill, and Henry Moore.
He currently works for the Henry Moore Foundation, where he runs a team that is responsible for the conservation, restoration, transportation, and installation of Moore's work both in the UK and all over the world. James has been around the Henry Moore Foundation, one way or another, for most of his life, going to work with his Godfather, John Farnham, one of Moore's studio assistants. Before joining the Foundation, nearly a quarter of a century ago, he often used his skill on a freelance basis, working on many of Henry Moore's sculptures.
James's work has been shown all over London and the South East of England and Wales, with several group shows and one man shows at galleries and gardens including; Chappel Galleries, Essex, The Sculpture Park, Farnham, Surrey, The Icehouse, Holland Park,London, and Kingsgate Workshops, London, as well as several visits to Parndon Mill, Harlow. His work has also been represented by some of the UK's well respected commercial galleries, including, the Hannah Peschar Gallery, Ogle Fine Arts, and the Andrew Usiskin Gallery.