Sometimes the word 'gallery' simply isn't enough. Yes, it's the core of a business dedicated to the best in painting, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics. But here the books turn into paintings, the paintings turn into films. Watch our short film to find out a bit more about us and what we do.
Believing and Seeing, 2017
After a year Wenham left research and for the next 23 years taught in secondary, primary and special schools, with 9 years’ lecturing at the University of Leicester. He first exhibited his letter-cutting work in 1982; since 1984 it has been shown in the major British exhibitions of lettering arts. Wenham’s work is held in the Crafts Council’s Permanent Collection and in private collections in Britain, the USA, Germany, Japan and Puerto Rico.
This is one of those jokey quotations which, on consideration, is not as trivial as it may seem at first. It was said by the English poet Ralph Hodgson (1871-1962), apparently as an ironic quip about ESP (extra-sensory perception). However , if one thinks about it, it can be seen as commenting on a great many more 'things', including most if not all of the human virtues. To a hard-line cynic, no act is truly selfless, and any affection is seen as motivated by self-interest. So, while hoping to retain an element of amusement, the words have been treated quite seriously, incidentally using a newly-designed alphabet.
A free copy of Martin Wenham’s new book Martin Wenham The Art of Letter Carving, published by Crowood Press (price £25), will accompany each purchase from the exhibition.
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