THE human body is the theme of Bella Figura, the new exhibition at the Beaumont Gallery at Mere, from 15th to 30th September.
Gallery director and artist Andrew Walworth says: “Over the past year a group of artists have worked in a variety of media at the gallery’s popular life drawing classes and this aptly named exhibition, Bella Figura, is a perfect opportunity for them to showcase their work. In addition, we’re very pleased to be showing a collection of Rose Eva’s exquisite marble sculptures and pen and ink drawings of the human form.”
Wiltshire-based Rose Eva studied history of art at the Courtauld Institute in London, and worked as a specialist in the Modern British Art Department of Phillips Auctioneers, now Bonhams. She has curated many exhibitions and written catalogue entries and articles on art for various publications.
She works both in bronze and in exotic and colourful stone, sourced from all over the world, creating highly polished, sensuous sculptures based on the human form.
Rose has exhibited widely in the UK, as well as in Paris, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore. In 2015 she won both the Army Arts Society Sculpture Award and the Humphreys Prize at the ING Discerning Eye exhibition in London. Her public commissions include Deeper than Skin for Salisbury District Hospital, a commission won in a national competition, and Snapbreast, a massive female torso covered with tiny images of their breasts sent in by supporters, to raise money for the Haven, a national breast cancer support charity.
Pictured: A nude in the Bella Figura exhibition and a sculpture by Rose Eva.