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Rosemary Catling
Rosemary Catling Rosemary is a well known member of Cambridge Open Studios and has work in many private collections here and abroad.

Recent exhibitions:

Wimpole Hall Art Gallery ‘Drawing for Life’ - 2005

New Hall ‘Lifeworks’ - 2005

Anglia Ruskin Gallery ‘re-mark’ - 2007

RK Burt Gallery ‘re-mark’ - 2007

Cambridge Galleries - 2007-8

Angela Mellor Gallery, Ely - April 2008

on Redchurch Street - 2009

Williams Art - from 2010

Brighton Art Fair showing with re:mark studio group


Rosemary Catling recently completed an MA in Printmaking and has moved from purely digital work to combining this with etching.  Her work originates from personal photos or drawings, which are altered or degraded by scanning and manipulating.  Multiple layering hints at the presence of the past within the present and the consciousness of the individual amongst the mass.  The outcome is a digital print, a traditional etching, monotype or painting.  She often uses figures of children in frozen action, out of context, jumping fearlessly, totally involved in the moment only the observer is aware of the possible danger.  The anxiety that underlies daily life in a fast changing world is what Rosemary tries to convey.  Etching on steel with its unpredictable results seems to be conceptually appropriate.

Water is a recurring element and, in the swimming images of herself, there is the personal memory of the actual experience. The figure is isolated and insecure in an unfamiliar element.  Water could be read as a metaphor for life.  She sometimes includes clichéd symbols of the ephemeral like the rainbow or butterflies, as logos, to puncture the solemnity.


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