4th September 2020
Monica Gabb Exhibition: 7th September - 15th October 2020
Monica Gabb is a Designer and has been teaching at York College for 11 years alongside working as a freelance designer exploring type, image and print. She grew up in the south and gained her Masters Degree in Sequential Design and Illustration at the University of Brighton in 2006. During this year she moved to North Yorkshire. Once here she published an anti-bullying book and gained her teaching qualification.
She has exhibited work in varying group exhibitions in the North whilst selling work on-line, at galleries and fairs. Monica is a member of the Unlocked Collective; a group of female artists each of varying specialist disciplines. This particular collective create exhibitions that capture the essence of a place and it’s legacy of wherever it may be. Each artist responds independently and works created are curated in a final exhibition to compliment and contrast one another. Works formed with the Unlocked Collective include the ‘Scissors series’; celebrating Sheffield Steel and ‘Feathers Collection’; celebrating the year of Emily Bronte through responding to ‘Wuthering Heights’.
Monica is currently concentrating her time on her collection ‘Twenty Birds’. In this exhibition she shows her finished pieces form the Unlocked Collective Projects along with her newest personal project and displayed the process of the varying approaches to each screen print project as she believes the process, inclusivity and understanding is as important as displaying the final piece. This reflects the combination of her own teaching and practice.
There is a clear link in approach to all of the works. Looking at collections, layout and layering. A love for sharp line and block colour which is definitely the graphic design-training showing through.