Ocean Anthology
Ocean Anthology
Featuring the work of Gareth Edwards, Kerry Harding, Sophie Carter, Jane Ansell, John Taylor and Philip Lyons.In planning for this exhibition last year, little did we know how the world around us would change so much. Fitting then, perhaps, that this show's contemplative works resonate even more strongly as we start to look outwards, embracing and appreciating our natural environment and the sense of space, comfort and peace it offers. Ocean Anthology is a collection of works by 5 Cornish painters who have manifested their empathy with and belonging to the peninsula they call home. Rhythmic echoes of tide and time, light, space and the nurture of nature all abound in these beautiful new works. Additionally they are joined by some fabulous paintings in the style of mid century St Ives school of painting. In times of great pace and change, now, more than ever, a painting on the wall enables us to press the pause button whilst we transport ourselves to its mindful destination. We look forward to welcoming you to the exhibition in gallery or online and hope that its intention to provide peace and thoughtfulness resonates with you all. August 1 – 29, 2020
Breathe
Breathe
Featuring the work of Malcolm Martin & Gaynor Dowling, James Hake, Kerry Harding and Jane Ansell.This exhibition explores the relationship we have to our natural world and how, through nature’s part within the creative process, we can immortalise what it yields to us, be it wood, clay, ash or its very own scenic beauty. Debuting in this show is the sublime sculptural work of Malcom Martin and Gaynor Dowling who have elevated sculpture in wood to the highest level of artistic success. Their work is held in several museum collections worldwide including The Boston and Philadelphia Museums of Fine Art and the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, and has been exhibited internationally. Kerry Harding makes a return to the gallery for her first large collection of paintings after a successful debut in early summer. She will be providing a large collection of new works which seek to deconstruct and re-construe landscapes with arresting depth and subtlety. James Hake also returns to the gallery with a major collection of brand new work. James has been a gallery favourite with our clients since 2016 and we are delighted that “Breathe” sees a large scale return of his work here. James is a master in glaze formulation and manipulation, his vessels adorned with fluid fusions of ancient Chinese glaze types including Nuka ash glazes, iron rich Tenmoku and cloud like Chun. The exhibition is also joined by the return of Jane Ansell’s moving takes on British landscape and out relationship to it. Her paintings have always been fabulously received and for ‘Breathe’ she is providing us with new works that showcase her ability to make paintings that transport us to a twilight world and perception of natural beauty. October 5 – 26, 2019