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James Jarvis & Ged Wells: Plank Free

6 – 28 Apr 2019


Quay Arts

Sea Street
Newport Harbour
Isle of Wight
PO30 5BD

01983 822490

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James Jarvis & Ged Wells: Plank Free

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Saturday 30 Mar – Saturday 27 Apr | Clayden Gallery

Opening Event: Saturday 6 Apr | 11am – 4pm | FREE, all welcome!

Artsists James Jarvis and Ged Wells have a shared obsession with skateboarding, having both worked for iconic London skateboard shop Slam City Skates in the late 80s and early 90s. Meeting recently for the first time, the two have collaborated for this exhibition, exploring and celebrating the object that has informed and defined both their early career paths.

Jarvis presents artwork that reduces the skateboard to its essence as an object: a plank of wood.

Wells presents a series of zoomorphic, shapeshifting relief sculptures depicting malcontent skateboard graphics, evolved as purposeful planks, carved from an errant tree of life.