JENNY Eden and fellow York contemporary artist Joy Simpson are to hold an exhibition in an unused office space at 11 Little Stonegate, York.

"East Street Arts, from Leeds, rent the first floor of this office building between Laura Ashley and Browns to artists keen to have shows in York," says Jenny, whose new work goes on show from tomorrow evening, when a preview runs from 7pm to 10pm. All are welcome.

Both artists studied Fine Art degrees, Jenny at Birmingham School of Art, Joy in Northumbria. "Joy now works as an artist and I teach Fine Art A Level at York College, alongside maintaining my practice at Bar Lane Studios," says Jenny.

"At present, I'm making canvases that have a general geometric appearance. The work involves using two or more techniques to generate surface tension within the paintings, and in my work I'm exploring colour, form, pattern and texture combinations designed to evoke visual stimulation."

Jenny's interest in abstraction and the concerns of contemporary painting has led her to investigate new ideas in painting to make work with challenging content. Joy, meanwhile, focuses on semi-abstract paintings that explore the structures of things by using rich colour and playful form. "Visual tensions collide on canvas in an earnest attempt to understand life and the world while at the same time rejoicing in the physical qualities of paint," she says.

After tomorrow's preview, New Artworks by Jenny Eden and Joy Simpson will be on show from Saturday until May 6, 10am to 4pm daily.