10 Oct ART AROUND THE CHILD; Introducing Toni Gallagher and Rebecca Mason
INTRODUCING TONI GALLAGHER
In the late 1990’s Toni graduated from Brunel University.
After a stint training as an Ice Carver, Gallagher decided she needed a slightly warmer career path.
Toni came in from the cold and spent the next few years as an Art Director in commercials.
In November 2012 she held her first solo Art Exhibition, “The Gluttonous Lady Who Swallowed a Fly” to much critical acclaim. Currently she is exhibiting in Venice in a group show titled Fall Of The Rebel Angels II.
Much of Gallagher’s work is inspired by the fragility of life and centres around perception, identification and interpretation of the sensory information surrounding us. Her work focuses on symmetry, usually associated with positive characteristics such as good health, beauty and balance, interwoven with a macabre beauty.
INTRODUCING REBECCA MASON
Rebecca Mason is a UK based artist using light to convey the darkness within human life, existence and emotion. Her work is an extraordinary mix of truth and beauty through which she is able to engage her audience with brutal observations about life, love, money and culture with her honest, and often humorous, interpretation of the modern world.
Neon is the brush she uses to create a gritty and simultaneously delicate world. Drawing inspiration from the chaotic playground of London, life experiences, mistakes, feelings and from the events of the wider world and politics. Her work focuses on day to day human existence. It encompasses themes of inequality, fear, misinformation, disinformation, imperfection, prejudice, blame, judgment, assumptions, truth, acceptance, power, control, chaos and wilful oblivion.