Ashley Cluer | Don't Like What You See? Well, Neither Do We
Exhibition of Sculpture by recent graduate, Ashley Cluer
Meakin + Parsons, in partnership with Hannah Payne, is excited to announce an exhibition of sculptures by Ruskin School of Art graduate, Ashley Cluer, celebrating new artistic talent within Oxford.
Fresh out of art school, Ashley Cluer graduated this year from The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art at the University of Oxford, gaining a BA (Hons) in Fine Art. The artist’s interest in sculpture began whilst growing up in North London where she was surrounded by industrial materials whose banality sparked her imagination to play.
Days spent repainting her parents’ patio - which doubled up as her workshop for making sculptures - resulted in being accepted into one of the UKs most prestigious art schools where she has since honed her skills with determination through the pandemic and subsequent lock downs, making the most of empty studio spaces to make ambitious larger works.
Cluer’s practice has continued to be centred on materiality, as the texture, form and appearance of her sculptures become an integral resource that enables the viewer to connect with the piece using all senses. The life and stories imbued within her sculptures emphasise the beauty the artist finds in things that might otherwise be ignored.
The title ‘Don’t Like What You See? Well, Neither Do We’ is taken from a title-piece within the show, hinting at the artist’s wry sense of humour embodied within this bold and exciting work, and aims to pique the curiosity of passersby with an invitation to stop for a moment, and take a closer look.
Don’t Like What You See? Well, Neither Do We
Exhibition at Meakin + Parsons | Oxford in collaboration with Hannah Payne
5 August – 2 September 2022. Private View: Friday 12 August 6 - 8pm
Gallery open times (August): Tuesday - Saturday 11 am - 3 pm
16 North Parade Avenue, Oxford, OX2 6LX
Contacts: Ben Parsons firstname.lastname@example.org / 07432 801 256
Hannah Payne email@example.com / 07883300278