Gary Scholes and Ali Clarke
3- 21 June 2020
Candy Concrete is a collaborative project between Richmond-based artists Gary Scholes and Ali Clarke. It brings together their fascination with brutal, industrial concrete structures and the concept of landscape. Their work enjoys the contrast between heavy, stark forms – the architecture of bunkers, power stations, railway sidings with fresh, seductive, ice cream colours. Alongside examples of their own distinct artwork will be new, collaborative pieces produced especially for One Paved Court.
Ali Clarke is a London-based artist who works in mixed media sculpture and installation, in addition to curating and managing arts projects. She received a BA(Hons) in Spatial Design from Buckinghamshire College and an MA in Public Art – Theory and Practice at Chelsea College of Art and Design. Her concrete paintings, architectural sculptures and installations embrace her journey through architecture and set design. She has exhibited sculptural work in galleries in London, Surrey and Sussex and created site-specific installations in outdoor locations including Gatton Park, Reigate and Orleans House Gallery, Richmond.
Since graduating from Maidstone College of Art, where he received a BA Hons in Fine Art- Printmaking, Gary Scholes has exhibited paintings, prints and sculptures in numerous group shows in the UK including exhibitions in London, the South East and Northern England. This includes selected shows at South Hill Park, Teddington Landmark Arts Centre, Leyden Gallery, Royal Festival Hall and Wells Art Contemporary. His series of paintings and sculptures ‘Treasures of the Deep’ were recently exhibited, as a solo show, at the Stone Space Gallery in East London.