Wisbech artist Alan Cossins celebrates 65th birthday with free exhibition at Greyfriars Art Space in King's Lynn
PUBLISHED: 09:39 03 May 2017
Wisbech artist Alan Cossins will launch a free exhibition this weekend at Greyfriars Art Space in King's Lynn to celebrate his 65th birthday.
To mark the special occasion, the exhibition – which features 65 images – will run until May 20.
“Influenced by Andy Goldsworthy, this is a brilliant show of photographs of large ephemeral sculptures, built by Alan, relating to mathematical concepts,” say organisers.
“ The exhibition also includes photographs taken by the artist, portraying mathematical constructs found in everyday life and drawings showing mathematical structures.
“Many mathematical constructs have a visual appeal and some have a beauty of their own. The images in this exhibition try to convey some of this beauty.
“Mathematics is part of the natural environment and this exhibition uses parts of the natural environment to illustrate mathematical ideas.
“Essentially, the exhibition is intended to celebrate the way that mathematics and art feed off each other and that mathematicians and artists have much in common.
“However, as artists come in all shapes and sizes, so do mathematicians: one was a former president, another was an emperor. Come to the exhibition and receive a calling card from one of them.
“There are 65 images, to celebrate the exhibitor’s 65th birthday, but the viewer will be able to create more images and capture them with their camera during the exhibition.”
The exhibition opens with a preview at Greyfriars Art Space, 43 St James Street, King’s Lynn on May 6 from 12pm- 4 pm, then from 10am to 4pm daily from May 8 to 20.
Everyone is welcome and admission is free.