Exhibition to explore love of objects...

Katie Sollohub's Artists Studio, open as part of the Adur Festival last year
Katie Sollohub's Artists Studio, open as part of the Adur Festival last year

AN artist will hold an exhibition exploring her love of objects and the stories behind them next month.

Katie Sollohub, who has taken part in open house exhibitions during the Adur Festival, will hold her Rooms and Roaming Residencies exhibition in Lewes.

Katie, who lives in Shoreham, believes her interest in objects may have been sparked early in life.

Having fled revolutionary Russia empty-handed, her father filled his own life, and later the family home, with souvenirs, imbued with personal history.

Diana Hitchin, from the Hop Gallery where Katie’s work will be exhibited, said: “Recent work has enabled her to explore her response to other people’s homes, the spaces they inhabit, their collections of significant objects.

“Over the last few years, her paintings have included the view from a tree house in a French oak forest, the garden of a butterfly museum near Limoges, a black and white tribute to a friend’s flat in Wembley, and a Devonshire blue bathroom. These are her roaming residencies.”

Last year, Katie was invited to paint at Danny House, near Hurstpierpoint. Her ongoing commission is to complete four paintings of the house.

The exhibition will be held in the Hop Gallery, Star Brewery, in Castle Ditch Lane, Lewes, from Saturday, April 14, to Thursday, April 26. It will be open from 10.30am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 5pm on Sunday, closed on Monday.