cover image: Autumn Resplendent, Christopher Firmstone
Showing February 8th - March 12th 2017.
15 artists: Kitt Allsopp, Sharon Beavan, Nicholas Borden, Sarah Cawkwell, Christopher Firmstone, Marc Gooderham, Elizabeth Haines, Dani Humberstone, Diana Kerswell, Lucinda Oestreicher, Eric Rimmington, Terry Scales, Frank Stanton, Joan Stanton and Giles Winter.
Our annual collaborative show features an eclectic mix of UK artists, who each deal sensitively with the significance of individual experience, and work through the grounds of realism and abstraction. The exhibition creates a tapestry of perspectives; some pieces zoom in to focus on the minute details and the microscopic, whilst others zoom out to capture, in a moment, a view of the everyday in full frame.
The Centre Cannot Hold, 2005, pencil, 24.5 x 23cm, Sarah Cawkwell
These snapshots are strung around you as you stand in the bright white gallery of the Millinery work's back room, creating a web that celebrates the distinguishing attributes that contribute to the tradition of British Art - between the muted earthy tones used by Terry Scales to capture the colour that lingers about the exteriors of the Thames, and Sharon Beavan’s armageddon of fiction hungry customers; the sensitivity of Diana Kerswell's landscapes, and Eric Rimmington’s London Underground series exploring the innards of London and the people who momentarily inhabit them.
Each artist is given a space free of any conceptual or stringent agenda - it is an exhibition that unashamedly provides a platform for contemporary art.
Corner, 2010, oil on linen canvas, 46 x 41, Eric Rimmington