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Make Good: Finding a Visual Language

Kate Crumpler, Matthew Herring and Brett Richards

Evening of artist presentations reflecting on the discovering of a theologically conscious visual language.

An evening of presentations from two artists in the Morphe network (Kate Crumpler and Matthew Herring), followed by a response to these works by Brett Richards: exploring how these artists are developing a theological visual language within the realms of contemporary art practice.

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Kate Crumpler | www.katecrumpler.com

Kate Crumpler is a London based artist working in sculpture, painting and performance. Kate graduated from the Art Academy in 2021 with a Distinction in the Fine Art Diploma, and now works from SET Studios, Kensington.

Kate's monumental sculptures and vulnerable performances are simultaneously bold, theatrical and sensitive. These works attempt to make the unseen, not just seen, but substantial: bringing something of the invisible spiritual realm into dramatic material form, and into the forefront of our perception. The scale and audacity of these works create a certain awe as they take up room and speak loudly of things we struggle to articulate. ‍

Title Image: Detail of sculpture, The Grief That Never Was, by Kate Crumpler

Matthew Herring | www.matthewherring.net

Matthew Herring is a visual artist based in York. He has an MA in Communication Art and Design from the Royal College of Art, London and BA (Hons) in Design: Visual Communication from Glasgow School of Art.

Matthew works across a range of media, including printmaking (woodcut and monoprint), painting and sculpture. He often uses words, either singly or in texts, as a way to grapple with experiences, particularly of landscape/place. His practice incorporates notions of curation, repetition and a love of words. Notes written on train journeys and walks form the basis of a practice which eludes simplistic interpretations. Many of Matthew’s works are large in scale and consist of smaller units which are tiled together to produce the final installation. Matthew has also produced figurative work, including a series of large scale woodcuts inspired by photographs of nineteenth century whalers

Brett Richards |

Brett Richards is an artist based in London. He received his Fine Art BA from Wimbledon College of Art and a Christianity & the Arts MA from the Department of Theology & Religious Studies, King’s College London. His practice centres on developing what might be called an ‘anti-Marcionite theological aesthetic’.

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