Colour and Reality Are Changing Every Moment
Colour is not fixed or touchable. In a different lights a blue may look bright blue, grey blue, dark blue or even blue-green. Which is real? Which can we touch? Colour is ungraspable, we believe these colours are static but the reality is they are constantly changing and our actual experience of a particular colour will be different every time we encounter it. Our awareness moves constantly between the outer sensations of colour, light, sound, weather etc. and our inner feelings, thoughts, memories in an ungraspable mix so that every fleeting moment our experience of reality is changing. Using this intangible nature of colour Pamela Carr is exploring the continuously changing nature of our experience of the reality around us.
For Pamela touch provides the bridge between inner and outer where colour and all potential realities meet. Painting is a physical process, she uses her hands to apply and move the colours on the surface which gives her a more immediate connection with the paint than the traditional brush. She works with the paint from soft, oil pigment sticks rubbing the paint in and out of the canvas, using the bridge of touch to slowly build colours in thin translucent layers.
Light through water is a transforming energy revealing new realities and new colours every moment. Pamela uses the immediacy of photography to explore the way these new colours and realities connect us to experiences, perceptions and feelings beyond the spaces and colours we are seeing.
Studied Fine Art at Wimbledon and Chelsea Colleges of Art.
Solo & Collaborative Projects
2015 'Traces & Echoes' Installation ASC Project Space London
2013 'Dips and Hollows' Solo Exhibition Unit 3 Project Space, Bromley-by-Bow London
2012 Film: ‘Terra Firma’ Split-screen Film Collaboration with Theatre Artist Jennifer Farmer
Shown at Hackney WicKed Film Festival 2012
2019 ‘Time to Think’ Festival Pil d’Ours, France
2019 ‘Ex Libris’ CWND Residency Exhibition Canary Wharf London
2019 ‘Flow Photo’ National Waterways Museum, Liverpool
2019 ‘Flow Photo’ Gloucester Museum Canal and River Trust
2018 '40° Celsius' ASC Gallery, selected by Tabish Khan, Art Critic for Londonist
2014 'Artist Interrupted' Long White White Cloud, London
2013 ‘In All Directions’ 10 artists Degree Art, Vyner Street, London
2012 ‘Gold in the Crucible’ Hoxton Arches (Interactive Installation “A beaten Path to...’)
Curated by Hanna Laura Kaljo
2011 ‘A Beaten Path to...’ Interactive Earth installation Group Exhibition Bromley by Bow
2010 ‘Spit and Scrub’ Open Studios ASC Bromley by Bow
1997 Invited to show work at Paul Smith HQ Floral Street Covent Garden, London
1996 South London Gallery Group Exhibition
1996 Conductors Hallway Gallery, Camberwell Green, London
2018 CWND, Wood Wharf Construction Site at Canary Wharf London E14
(This resulted in a continuing series of photographs of layered colour light reflections on water)
2015 ASC Project Space Residency 'Traces & Echoes'
(Installation exploring the subtle energies of place through colour line and space)
2013 Degree Art Gallery, Vyner St, London E2
2003 Competition Winner:: Intranet Icon Design for the London Chamber of Commerce
1993 Hilda Martindale Award.