BEHIND THE GREY
Deborah Ravetz MFA
NOW – 16 September 2023
Sussex artist, Deborah Ravetz is exhibiting in the Gallery from 30th August to 16th September. Her exhibition is called ‘Behind the Grey’. The paintings were created while she endured a long-term serious illness and slowly emerged back into life. Deborah works with abstract images whose subtlety and intensity result from her technique, which involves losing and finding the image many times.
Wednesday 6 September 6 – 8 Free Artist in conversation.
Deborah will describe more about her art and her journey in her lecture-performance on 6th September. As part of that event, she will also show some of her textiles, which she has recently started developing.
Saturday 16 September 11 – 1 Feast of Difference
On 16th September, Deborah will facilitate a ‘Feast of Difference’, which offers the opportunity to come into conversation with people one might not otherwise have met. This event is inspired by Adrienne Rich’s words: ‘What happens between two people or a group of people is the most important thing in the world.’ Deborah’s website is deborahravetz.org where you can sign up for the Feast of Difference.
About: Deborah studied English Literature and Philosophy at York University and Fine Art and Print Making at Leith School of Art, Edinburgh, Grays School of Art in Aberdeen, and Social Sculpture at Oxford Brookes University. Since completing her degree in Social Sculpture, she has been working on the project The Search for the Deep Self. Shown in many places in the UK including Kaleidoscope Art Gallery and Germany, the project is developing all the time.
When living in the Northeast Deborah was a part time lecturer at Bretton School of Art, Cleveland School of Art and the Open University. Her subject was History of Art and Human Consciousness. This is still a main area of interest. Deborah completed the MFA course at West Dean College in 2017.