my cherry bomb

my cherry bomb

private view: saturday 09 june 2018, 2.00 – 5.00
dates: 09 – 30 june 2018

open fridays + saturdays
and by appointment
at STUDIO18 18 oxford street pontycymmer cf32 8db

TEN is pleased to present MY CHERRY BOMB, a solo exhibition of new work by award-winning artist sue williams at STUDIO18 in pontycymmer

MY CHERRY BOMB features williams’ latest body of large-scale paintings on canvas. akin to pages from a visual diary, published for all to see, williams’ characteristically bold + immediate paintings tell of awkward encounters, sticky situations + erotic experiences. issues of sexual communication, dysfunction + human frailty are imbedded in her work; themes which are explored + executed with such truthfulness + raw honesty

the exhibition will showcase for the first time a newly developed print folio, produced in conjunction with the print market project, cardiff. a karma sutra for the digital age, LOVE HEARTS is a folio of 20 prints in a limited edition of 10. in stark contrast to the size + vibrancy of the paintings, the prints are monochrome + intimate in scale. reminiscent of the victorian-era’s erotic miniatures, the viewer becomes a voyeur – a position which is perhaps more familiar in today’s digitally dependent world

at the heart of williams’ practice is a universal, wholly necessary yet simple theme: that of human communication. the result is a practice which challenges taboos + provokes a response – it demands attention from the viewer. some may be dismissive, others embarrassed but such universally human themes are relatable to all – whether we admit it or not

all artwork will be available to purchase at STUDIO18 + online at www.gallery-ten.co.uk from 09 june

appointments to view the exhibition outside of opening days can be arranged by contacting TEN director cat gardiner via phone, email or online at www.gallery-ten.co.uk/appointments


saturday 16 june – the artist sue williams will host a drawing session at STUDIO18, surrounded by her work. 14.00 – 15.00pm

friday 22 june – a drinks reception and walk + talk with the artist and karen mackinnon, director of artes mundi. 18.00 – 21.00pm at STUDIO18

with thanks to the sponsors of the artist