'A Different Take' an exhibition of sculptures by Alison Berman, a sculptor who finds beauty and humour in the unexpected, opened in the Sewell Centre Gallery on Saturday 22nd April.
Alison works with a wide variety of materials from paper and clay to reclaimed exhaust pipes. Her work ranges in scale from an 8 foot high fountain to dolls’ house scenes. There is often an element of metamorphosis or wordplay in her sculpture. This is Alison's second exhibition at Radley College, Oxford. The swaying horses shown outside the Music School in 2012 were greeted with puzzlement and joy.
Alison is delighted to have been invited to display in the Sewell Centre Gallery and to be participating in Oxfordshire Artweeks 2017.
'A Different Take' is open daily from 22nd April to 18th May 2017 (10am-5pm).
The Private View, which happened during the evening on Friday 21st April, was also the occasion for the premiere of 'Taken Away - out-takes from a sculptor's life'. This was a collaborative project between Alison Berman and Radleian Keir Howard, 6.1, F Social. Keir composed the music to accompany a slide show of images from Alison's career as a sculptor as part of a Performance EPQ. The end result is a highly accomplished and sophisticated piece of jazz in response to Alison's work.