Phil Cooper, Phil Gomm & Phill Hosking
The Somerset Maugham Gallery, The Horsebridge Centre, Whitstable, Kent
31st August – 6th September 2016
Gallery Opens Monday – Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm
Private view, Saturday 3rd September, 2pm – 6pm
Things that are not what they seem, fleeting glimpses, appearances not of this world, and spectral presences that wink in and out of existence. Semblance brings together work by three Whitstable-based artists that explores realities hovering just above or below the surface of the visible world.
It’s a great pleasure to be exhibiting again at The Horsebridge with Phil Gomm and Phill Hosking. We’ll be showing new work in a variety of media including paintings, drawings, screen prints, photography, 3D constructions and lightboxes. Common threads weave in and out of the three groups of work, however, as semblances echo and resonate across the gallery walls.
Titled The Road to Midville Bridge, this collection of new work captures fragments of a story, a story about getting lost and stumbling across a place that isn’t on the map, a place that shouldn’t be there at all…
Phil Gomm spent a night alone in an old empty house in the Medway town of Chatham earlier this year. The images he captured from what occurred during that night will be on show as part of Semblance…
Phil is Course Leader for the BA (Hons) Computer Animation Arts degree course at the University of Creative Arts (UCA), Rochester.
And you can see more of Phil’s photographic work here.
Phil is also the author of Chimera, an adventure trilogy for younger people and adults alike that has more than a hint of Semblance about it too.
Phill Hosking’s unique and powerful imaginings move into screenprints for this exhibition, with paintings and drawings also on show. He conjures a world of extraordinary forms which evolve and dissolve before our eyes….
See more of Phill’s work on Instagram, and on his blog.