New work in the frame at arty city pub

Media release: 23 September 2018

WOS exhibition at the Cap n GownA new exhibition featuring work by three local artists opens this Thursday evening (27 September) with a public reception at popular Worcester pub, the Cap ‘n’ Gown.

The art space at the Upper Tything pub is run in conjunction with Worcestershire Open Studios. For the next three months it will showcase work by Worcester artists Caroline Hall and Frans Wesselman, and Malvern based photographer, Mark Zytynski.

Caroline Hall’s colourful acrylic paintings capture the moods of familiar Worcester street scenes and the Malvern Hills. She says, “I trained at Cheltenham as a fine artist and have moved away from creating abstract black and white prints to more colourful work. I am very interested in colour and feeling in painting and I’m looking forward to showing some of my latest paintings at the Cap ‘n’ Gown.”

Frans Wesselman, who grew up and trained in the Netherlands, often places people at the centre of his work across the multiple disciplines of painting, printmaking and stained glass. He has selected a series of narrative monochrome etchings and colour wood cuts for this exhibition.

Trees and woodlands are the focus of Mark Zytynski’s photographic captures, which will be on display as framed limited edition prints. Mark says, “I love trees! I regard a tree as one of nature’s works of art as well as providing us with food, shelter, shade and fuel. Working from high resolution photographs I aim to portray the likeness, personality and even the mood of a tree or woodland clearing.”

Worcestershire Open Studios co-organiser, Cherrie Mansfield, said “A year ago landlord Ted Marshall approached us and offered the pub as a year round space for showing local artists’ work. The first two exhibitions were a great success and we’re really looking forward to this latest exhibition.

She continued, “Anyone interested in seeing the artwork and meeting the artists who created it is very welcome to come along to the public launch on Thursday evening from 5.30pm to 7pm. After that the artwork can be viewed during normal pub opening hours.”