‘Appropriate’ by Chris Stones – at Chester Art Centre
17th November to 2nd December 2020
Chris Stones, returned to higher education shortly after her 50th birthday, having decided to formalise her lifelong interest in art. This exhibition is a collection of some of the work Chris created in response to various modules, during the three-year degree course.
“I have always found collage an exciting and expeditious medium in which to work. One of my most vivid childhood memories is of my mother, making flour and water paste, so I could collage chocolate biscuit wrappers. Recognising that my strengths lie in the analogue, collage enables me to take a playful and diverse approach to making work. My work is eclectic, often conceptual, influenced by Surrealism, Dada and Pop Art, I combine collage with elements of appropriated paintings and readymade objects. As I mature past the age of 50, I am acutely aware of the value of recycling and the satisfaction of giving a ‘thing’ a second life, a reflection perhaps of my own reinvention as a student.”
Completing her studies during the unprecedented coronavirus lockdown, Chris graduated, without ceremony, First Class with Honours, Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art.
We hope that we can hold a socially distanced timed private view on Saturday, the 21st of November, between 2 PM and 7 PM. Please keep an eye on this page and RSVP if you would like to attend!