Talks on Dan Llywelyn Hall’s work and about Dylan Thomas bring our current exhibition to a close on Sunday 7th September. New show, Radiance: painters of light opens on Saturday 13 September. See below:
When the Roads Meet
Dan Llywelyn Hall, Svend Bayer and Petter Southall
Continues until Sunday 7 September. View it here…
Dylan Thomas Talk by Graham Fawcett
Wednesday 3 September 6.30pm Tickets: £10/£25 with supper afterwards
Dan Llywelyn Hall Artist’s Talk
Friday 5 September 6.30pm . Tickets: £10/£25 with supper afterwards.
Radiance: painters of light
Luke Elwes Alex Lowery Boo Mallinson
Alfred Stockham ARCA RWA
Saturday 13 September to Sunday 12 October 2014
All artists paint light, but some make it shine out of their work so that it lights up the person looking at it, or at least that is how it feels. Luke Elwes and Alex Lowery have often shown together over the years, their very different work linked by the transformative effect of light in their paintings.
Luke Elwes paints water, the surface reflections, shadows and the colours underneath. His recent works on paper are made by allowing the water to run across his work lifting and dissolving the colours and marks in flowing patterns across his paintings. Alex Lowery’s paintings of the Dorset coast take the planes of light, dark and shadow often of simple not classically beautiful buildings, such as 1950’s houses, sheds or skips, and shines brilliant coastal light on them, bringing them into unexpected subtle colour combinations and almost abstract compositions.
Boo Mallinson paints the feeling she has after walking the cliffs and hills, blown with the wind and bright with shafts of light. So much do atmospheric effects occupy her that the land and sea are implied rather than represented with a light touch, a keen sense of colour and a delight in the paint itself.
Alfred Stockham has spent a lifetime exploring how one colour and form affects another. He combines them with the touch of a master, carefully producing his small potent paintings. Shining golds and shimmering reds are perfectly contrasted with soft edged dark forms often of boats slipping quietly in or harbour walls. These poetic paintings offer a lifetime of contemplation.
Petter Southall has been making his distinctive furniture in his studio outside Bridport since 1991. Sladers Yard is his showroom which he has sensitively converted into an art gallery and cafe. He learned traditional boatbuilding in Norway before turning to furniture design and cabinet making which he studied with James Krenov in California and with John Makepeace. His first commission was a dining room for the sculptor Elisabeth Frink and he has gone from there making work for artists, academics and financiers, public spaces and private houses, always with flair and originality.