11th August – 18th September 2017, Oriel Lliw Gallery, Pontardawe
Private View Friday 11th August 7pm – 10pm
Bethan Ash is a quilt artist who loves to paint. Her work, while based in the tradition of quilt-making, is in fact more akin to collage and this exhibition will display a colourful selection of her art quilts and collages.
Colour is the backbone of her work and she loves to make collage, using a technique of fusing and layering the fabrics that she has previously painted and finishing by stitching each piece. Her work is strongly influenced by social and popular culture that most of us can relate to, such as consumer goods, the environment, popular culture and dieting – mixing a combination of social issues and abstract ideas with colour, texture and stitch.
Bethan Ash is a full-time quilt artist living in West Glamorgan, South Wales. After studying textile design at Art College, she specialised and graduated with a fellowship in shoe design before embarking on a career as a designer in the fashion industry. Her work has been shown in many solo and group exhibitions, both at home and abroad and it has been acquired by public establishments in the UK and US, including the Museum of Art and Design (MAD), New York.
Private View of her exhibition is on Friday 1th August from 7pm – 10pm and we look forward to seeing you there.