Pamela Hare

STATEMENT

Pamela is an artist and printmaker living and working in Islington. She exhibits regularly in London and her artwork is held in private and public collections in the UK and overseas. She presents urban views of the city, including Jaipur, Venice, San Francisco and Miami. She is influenced by the myriad richness of colours, contrasts of light, atmospheres, and by Georgian and Postmodern styles and metropolitan histories and cultures.

Pamela’s recent paintings and prints contain images of man-made materials in a naturalistic setting and nature’s response; the beauty of decay illustrated by the infusion of rust coloured hues into a wooden breakwater; the challenging placing of industrial tyres into an estuary sunset; the capture of transient fragmentary images such as the breaking of a wave; the ambiguity of perspective such as walking into the past, surrounded by industrial structures and figurative silhouettes, which enact a narrative within the urban landscape capturing moments and images as seen in shop widow reflections.

Pamela’s work traces the architectural fabric and ley lines connecting past to present, from church spire to glass citadel and from the smooth liquid surfaces to hard, granulated textured images. Iconic buildings such as St Pancras Station and St Paul’s Cathedral, and Regency town house rooms feature in some of her compositions.

Pamela’s images of San Francisco continue this theme with an interest in its literary, cinematic and musical history. This is reflected in a panorama of Victorian townhouses in Russian Hill, vertiginous views of downtown buildings including a Chinatown bakery and a vibrant interpretation of the North Beach Bebop scene. Her prints of Venice evoke a journey of labyrinth streets hung with silks, alongside canals of glittering water, across squares and past sunken palaces of peeling stucco and graffiti. Cultural and architectural treasures hidden between chaos and movement in tranquil and magical spaces are reflected in her Indian prints. Her latest Miami project reflects the sultry sub-tropical sun, sand and neon nightclub scene against a backdrop of beautiful art deco buildings.

Her approach includes investigating the relationship between mono and photo-screen printed and painted shapes; the layering of pixelated and textural surfaces and contrasting vibrant colour hues with aged patinas.

Artists that have influenced Pamela include Rauschenberg, Warhol and Mara. Theoretical and cultural influences include Boorstin, Fischer, Scharf and Finch.

BACKGROUND

Pamela studied painting and printmaking at Portsmouth University where she obtained a BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Arts. After receiving a Post Graduate Degree from the Institute of Education, University of London, she ran art departments and lectured in multi-media art activities to a wide variety of ages. More recently Pamela has participated in advanced painting and mixed media courses at Central Saint Martins. She is a member of East London Printmakers and the Printmakers Council.

EXHIBITIONS

2019
• Festival of Print, East London Printmakers, The Art Pavilion, London
• The Affordable Art Fair Battersea, East London Printmakers Stand
• The Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, East London Printmakers Stand

2018
• Festival of Print, East London [email protected], The Art Pavilion, London
• Memory, Printmakers Council Exhibition at the Royal Over-Seas League, London
• The Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, East London Printmakers Stand, London

2017
• Festival of Print, East London Printmakers, The Art Pavilion, London
• The Latest Edition, Printmakers Council, Linden Hall Studio, Kent
• The Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, Printmakers Council Stand, London
• Lasting Impressions, Scarborough Art Gallery, Yorkshire

2016
• Festival of Print, East London Printmakers, The Art Pavilion, London
• 100 x Madonnas, The Crypt Gallery St Pancras Church, London
• East London Printmakers at Just Got Made Weekender, Somerset House, London

2015
• Fifty Years of Artists Prints, Printmakers Council, Bankside Gallery, London
• East London Printmakers Annual Show, Embassy Tea Gallery, London
• Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, Printmakers Council Stand, London

2014
• East London Printmakers Annual Show, Embassy Tea Gallery, London
• Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, Printmakers Council Stand, London
• Freshly Pressed, Printmakers Council, Craft Central Gallery, London

2013
• East London Printmakers Summer Exhibition, Shoreditch Town Hall, London
• Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, Printmakers Council Stand, London

2012
• Proof Perfect, Printmakers Council, Framers Gallery, London
• Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, Printmakers Council Stand, London
• Pushing Print Festival, Margate Gallery, Kent
• Craft Centre and Design Gallery, City Art Gallery, Leeds
• East London Printathon Exhibition at Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery, London
• Turn,Turn,Turn…, Printmakers Council, Margate Gallery, Kent

2011
• The Fishwick Papers, East London Printmakers at Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery, London
• East London Printmakers Annual Exhibition, Triangle Gallery, Space Studios, London
• East London Printmakers Dreams Exhibition, Freud Museum, London