Friday, 27 December 2013

"Powerful Forces" New Exhibition Opening Soon.

I hope you have had a peaceful Christmas and are looking forward to the New Year.
We have had a very busy few days catching up with family, one of my sisters has been living in Bangalore in India for the last six months with her husband and three children.
It's been wonderful to see them and to listen to their stories of India.
Sadly they are only here until the New Year, the next time I will see them will be at my younger sisters wedding at the end of May!

I have also been finishing off pieces for a new exhibition of my work which opens on the 9th of January 2014 at The Michael Heseltine Gallery, Chenderit School an arts College in Middleton Cheaney near Banbury.
I will be exhibiting with the sculptor George Wagstaffe , you will find his public works in the City of Coventry.
The following is the press release with information about the exhibition.

An exhibition of work by Michala Gyetvai and George Wagstaffe.
Michala will be showing her large textiles, drawings and paintings. This follows her successful solo show at the Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry in 2011/12.
Her work shows the passion for blankets and threads she uses and for the landscape she interprets. These powerful, three- dimensional images remain with the observer long after the initial viewing.
George wagstaffe will be showing a selection of his sculptures, mainly in bronze. These works, though complete in themselves, relate thematically to commissions completed during a long career, in particular to the early commissions for the City of Coventry in the 1960s. Whilst  the work of the two artists remains separate and distinctive, there is a shared concern to explore together those unseen forces that continue to determine the human condition.
The exhibition is housed in the Michael Heseltine gallery, Chenderit School, Middleton Cheney, from the 9th January 2014 to the 13th February.
The artists will be giving a brief introduction to the exhibition on the opening evening and will be on site to talk to visitors each Sunday from 2.00pm until 4.00pm.

We still have quite a busy time ahead, wrapping works and two days of setting up.
 If you live near and are interested in either textiles, painting or sculpture do come and visit.
I plan to be at the Gallery on the Sunday afternoons, no doubt stitching!

Have a Happy New Year!



MulticoloredPieces said...

This sounds like such an exciting exhibition--wish I could see it! The combination of sculpture and your artwork is a good fit. I must admit, I winced at the word "blanket" in the ad. Ouch! Wish the art world would finally understand. Well, the important thing is that you're out there. May the New Year bring many more artistic successes!
best, nadia


Hello Michala, I would like to wish you a Very Happy and Artistic New Year.. I saw your Workbox posting and order this magazine straight away.. I just received it and WOW Have I enjoyed looking at it... I plan to order a subscription.. Never saw this magazine before so I just want to thank you for the lovely posting.. Of course you creative work is as beautiful as ever... Hugs Judy

Michala Gyetvai (Kayla coo) said...

Hi Nadia,

Thank you, wish you could come and see it!
My work is stitched onto old woollen blankets, they are heavy and an amazing surface to stitch on, the blanket also is symbolic, referring to comfort and protection.

I hope you had a great Christmas and have a Happy New Year!
M x

Michala Gyetvai (Kayla coo) said...

Hi Judy,
Many thanks, so lovely to hear that you enjoyed the article and the magazine.
M x

Jane said...

Good luck with your exhibition on 9th of January Michala, wish I could see it.

Michala Gyetvai (Kayla coo) said...

Hi Jane,
Thank you very much.
I will put some photo's on my blog and facebook page once the exhibition is set up :) x