Jam Havoc, a two-person show by Kelly Ratchford and Jaki Coffey, 14 March – 11 April 2021, Olivier Cornet Gallery

The Olivier Cornet Gallery is delighted to present

Jam Havoc

A two-person exhibition featuring new work by Olivier Cornet Gallery artist Kelly Ratchford and guest artist Jaki Coffey.

Launch of the exhibition: Online in our 3D Virtual Space: https://www.oliviercornetgallery.com/3D-virtual-space#jam-havoc-in-virtual-space, Sunday 14 March 2021, from 12 noon onwards.Images of the show will also be available on our website: https://www.oliviercornetgallery.com/jam-havoc-kelly-ratchford-jaki-coffey

Availability of the show: Online in our 3D Virtual Space. Also by appointment at the Olivier Cornet Gallery when lockdown level 5 measures are lifted.

The exhibition will run until 11 April 2021.

Jam havoc is a two-person show featuring new work by guest artist Jaki Coffey and Olivier Cornet Gallery artist Kelly Ratchford.

Coffey creates playful pieces that celebrate personal narratives with careful consideration to the materials used. The work in this exhibition is a record of the artist’s daughter attacking glorious blocks of butter while quietly leaving her marks as ephemeral graffiti around the home. Mark making is also a significant aspect to Ratchford’s paintings. Simple lines and sporadic blocks of colour offer a simplicity found in work made by children. The simplicity is working in conjunction with a complex layer of mistakes, spills and messes.

Both artists share a desire to incorporate humour and playfulness in their work. They take the work seriously but delight in the spontaneous, in the play.

We’ve all been climbing the walls during these bizarre times. Sometimes walls can be useful collateral.

High res images are also available on request.

Please visit https://www.oliviercornetgallery.com/exhibitions#covid19 to follow our latest updates on the reopening of the gallery and current viewing options at your disposal.