Canary Wharf magazine March 2014

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The Art & Design window galleries in Canada Place Mall at Canary Wharf are free, open daily and showcase up-andcoming artists, designers and craftspeople. In March the galleries exhibit:

Kate Malone: A Celebration of Clay

Until 14 March Lobby, One Canada square, canary wharf

Kate Malone’s work is distinctive, decorative and highly complex, reflecting her generosity of spirit, with all manner of natural phenomena informing her exuberant pieces: fruits, vegetables, leaves, seeds and nuts. This exhibition will feature pairs of ceramics from themes that recur time and again in her repertoire: pumpkins, fennels, gourds and atomics. Malone found her metier in creating vases of the most exotic kind, redolent of Art Nouveau, Victorian majolica, Minton and Palissy. Nowadays, her work encompasses studio pieces, short-run editions and large-scale public art works often made in collaboration with architects and designers.

Yuka Kikumoto Yuka is a designer and maker of functional tableware products using ceramics and glass. Exploring combinations of these two materials, she works mainly in slipcast ceramics and blown or slumped glass. All her works are concerned with how the people Yuka grew up with in Japan use objects. She currently lives in England where she is studying for an MA in contemporary craft ceramics and glass. D

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Scale Appropriate: Sculpture by Michael Lyons 31 March – 23 May Lobby, One Canada Square and Jubilee Park, Canary Wharf

A sculptor who works predominantly in metals, Michael Lyons reveals an essential sense of place in his sculpture, which comes through his travels and his visual and emotional response to his surroundings. His subject matter includes mythological themes, influenced by works of art from ancient cultures, landscape and the forces of nature. The sculptures are largely abstract renditions of these themes, developed through drawing, which he considers essential in advancing concepts in his work. Some pieces are painted or patinated, while others show steel or

Maria Arceo 29 April 6.30–7.15pm FREE Curator Ann Elliott tours the exhibition with the artist – meeting place at One Canada Square. Please email: to reserve a place.

bronze in its natural form. Interestingly, Lyons also writes poetry that may be seen as a creative entity, but which like photography, also contributes to developing his sculpture.

Maria perceives time as memory, a liquid wave that transfers energy as it travels through matter and space leaving traces along the way. She sees the Thames as time’s tumbling-barrel cutting through accumulated layers of the city’s past, present and future. Collected over a few days from one beach, undisturbed these items might have joined one of the Plastic Garbage Islands in the remote parts of our oceans. D