Two international students from the University of Northampton will be giving a sneak peek into how they see the world at a special art exhibition at the jgallery in Moulton next month.
Annie Zaneboni, from China and American-born Cathi Sacco are both second-years on the BA (Hons) Fine Art, Painting and Drawing course and will be displaying their work from Friday 3 June to Saturday 16 July.
Much of Annie’s work focuses on political and environmental issues and reflects the way in which she sees the world. She uses her art as an expression of her mind and to encourage thought and discussion.
She said: “I am not a politician, but I am interested in what’s going on around me. My exhibition consists of multiple works in different mediums and I like to experience and push the boundaries. All my work has a meaning behind it and I want to be able to engage with the public through it.”
Cathi’s artwork examines the natural world and is about glorifying trees, rocks, rock formations, woods and water.
She said: “As an artist I try to create the energy and beauty of nature as I see it. I try to capture the spirit of the things I see in colour, texture and patterns. My exhibition is about sharing this and hoping that people see delight in the beauty and rhythm of nature as I do.”
Sue Brooks, Curator at jgallery commented: “We support emerging and recognised contemporary artist and have always taken a keen interest in the work of students from the University of Northampton. We are delighted to be showing a selection of Annie and Cathi’s work in the gallery.”
Ralph Darbyshire, Subject Leader for Fine Art at the University of Northampton, commented: “Cathi and Annie demonstrate the importance of continuing to striving to understand our world through mindful, intricate and at times humorous inquiry. Both artists incorporate acute and perceptive scrutiny with a demonstrable clarity of creative vision and poetic principle.”
The exhibition will take place at jgallery, 25 West Street, Moulton, Northampton, NN3 7SB.
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Photos: Above: L-R Annie and Cathi with Sue Brooks at the jgallery
Below: Annie with her work