A Celebration Of Flowersby Niamh McCooey
Internationally renowned colour expert and fabric designer Kaffe Fassett will make a welcome return to Bath in May with a new collaborative exhibition with Candace Bahouth at Victoria Art Gallery. When Fassett and Bahouth last showed there in 2008, the gallery welcomed a record-breaking 31,000 visitors.
Inspired by flowers all his life, Fassett will demonstrate his full creative flair in this stunning new exhibition, A Celebration of Flowers. With a bespoke dazzling colour scheme to match, the installation will transform the gallery using 40 of his vibrant coloured quilts and needlepoints.
The show will also feature colourful mosaiced island gardens, benches, totems, mirror frames, shoes, flower encrusted candlesticks and a chandelier by Fassett’s long-term collaborator, Candace Bahouth, who is based in Somerset. Many of these works are on a large scale, and extend the floral theme into three dimensions. Fassett said: 'Since colour is my obsession in art, I am fascinated by flowers as a subject. This show celebrates my recent book on the floral world, Bold Blooms.' Bahouth added: 'My encrusted mosaics are inspired by nature, ceramics and textiles. Come and be immersed. Escape, dream, reflect…in a world of fantasy, pattern, colour and delight!'
A Celebration of Flowers, 19 May - 2 September 2018
Victoria Art Gallery, Bridge Street, Bath, BA2 4AT