Beth Charles, 5-30Oct, PalmerstonNorth

Beth Charles' exhibition Some Inner Tides
will be on display at Taylor Jensen Fine Arts Gallery in Palmerston North
from 5-30 October.

Some Inner Tide: New Work in Print and Stitch exhibition
features 12 monoprints and relief prints, 3 stitched works on canvas,
and a rug that the artist designed for Dilana Rugs.

The artist writes: “My subject is a variation on a theme…
by using repeating motifs in my prints suggesting running stitch and canvas
I duplicate the techniques of my stitched works which are hand-woven stitch in canvas.
Some works have bright contrasting colours, others are harmonious,
but all reflect my inner tide of inspiration, which ebbs and flows according to my mood.
By limiting my visual options, and working within them,
there is continuity to the series of prints, which mirror the format of the textiles.
‘Dragged by the force of some inner tide’ – these lyrics sung by Pink Floyd
in their song ‘High Hopes’ seem to perfectly sum up my method.”

Featured as a part of Some Inner Tide is a luxurious Dilana Rug
created by this iconic Christchurch company to carry a design
based on an artwork by Palmerston North artist, Beth Charles.
The original artwork exhibited at Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts
in Beth’s 2008 exhibition 24 Hours: What a Difference a Day Makes.

Beth Charles was born in England and came to New Zealand with her family in 1982.
She holds a degree in Fine Arts from Wanganui Community Polytechnic where she majored in printmaking.
She has exhibited in New Zealand and internationally, winning several awards for her work.

For more information about the exhibition, see the Gallery's website: