Gosha puts the Gloss on Gallery Showcase

Gosha Gibek uses household gloss paint to portray major sporting events, such as the Tour de France.
Gosha Gibek uses household gloss paint to portray major sporting events, such as the Tour de France.
Published Friday, 24 November 2017

A Clitheroe artist who produces distinctive pictures from non-drip household gloss paint is to exhibit at Clitheroe’s Platform Gallery.

Gosha Gibek pours household gloss from a craft knife or stick to produce pictures that capture a scintillating sense of movement.

Her subject matter includes major sporting events, such as the Tour de France and Olympics, and her painting of Clitheroe town centre won the 2015 Ribble Valley Open Exhibition.

Gosha said the thick, oily consistency of household gloss paint allowed her to capture a sense of movement in pictures to vividly portray sporting events and vibrant scenes.

She is exhibiting as part of Fresh, a series of showcases being hosted by the Station Road gallery on the first weekend of every month, when arts enthusiasts can meet some of the North West’s most accomplished artists and craftspeople, and buy pieces directly from them.

This month’s Fresh from 11am to 3pm on 2 and 3 December also features ceramics from the Lancashire Hot Potters, the fine art and soft furnishings of Sarah Rooks and Ribble Valley Jewellery.

Stuart Carefoot, chairman of Ribble Valley Borough Council’s community services committee, said: “Fresh gives arts enthusiasts the opportunity to meet some of the North West’s most talented and accomplished artists and craftspeople, find out about their techniques and inspiration, and buy pieces directly from them.

“Gosha’s work is particularly innovative and December’s showcase looks set to be a fabulous affair.”

The Platform Gallery and Clitheroe Visitor Information Centre is a one-stop shop for visitors and art and craft enthusiasts, with the latest information on events and accommodation, a shop selling maps, souvenirs and craftwork by local and national artists, and a gallery exhibiting the best contemporary art.

The gallery is also hosting its annual festive extravaganza, Northern Star, until 6 January featuring a large selection of handmade items, including textiles, ceramics, glass, jewellery, lighting, decorations, cards and woodwork, with prices starting at just £2.

Any purchase or purchases between £100 and £2,500 can be purchased through Own Art, an interest-free purchasing scheme.

There is 10 per cent off purchases on December 16 and a free gift-wrapping service from 21 - 23 December.

The gallery is open Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm and Saturday 10am to 4.30pm, and further details are available on 01200 425566.

 

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