Emily Ball at Seawhite
Contemporary Drawing and Painting Courses
Newsletter - June 2019
We're thrilled to announce the opening of our latest show at the Atrium Gallery this Saturday in Partridge Green. We'd love you to join us in celebrating the start of this stunning exhibition. There will be beautiful paintings, talented artists and delicious cakes!
Curated by Emily Ball and featuring the work of five artists, all of whom regularly attend courses at the Seawhite Studio, Figure, sensation & Memory is an exhibition that offers a beautiful and thought-provoking reinterpretation of the figure in paint. As the title suggests, the exhibition is more than just paintings about the human form. Each of the exhibiting artists has concerned themselves with the figure, but the way in which they engage and paint this subject is hugely varied:
Roger Adams’ work is centred on the solitary female figure and the idea that one image can contain many identities.
Liz Crossfield’s paintings are influenced by her yoga practice and are concerned with capturing the breath in paint. For her, the figure is about a reconnection between body and breath and a reawakening of the senses.
Memory lies at the core of Netta Jennison’s paintings, inspired by a family heirloom, the Norwegian national dress that has been worn by four generations of women in her family. The figure she depicts wearing the dress tells a story of traces; of the past and of belonging.
Carolyn MacLeod uses her camera as a drawing tool to find images of people that intrigue her. She places equal emphasis on the figure as she does colour and pattern, each element becoming a means through which the process of painting can be explored.
Figure, Sensation & Memory is not only about taking a refreshing look at a timeless subject, it is also an opportunity to get up close with artworks that are about the process of painting itself. What motivates these artists is a delight in discovering how they can create their own visual language in paint. The passion and confidence with which they approach their work has resulted in paintings that are a visual treat bursting with energy and beauty.
Figure, Sensation & Memory opens tomorrow (10am -4pm) at the Atrium Gallery, Seawhite of Brighton, Star Road Trading Estate, Partridge Green, West Sussex RH13 8RY.
We look forward to welcoming you to the gallery on Saturday, but for a sneak preview, take a look at the online gallery at the studio website.
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