What is this Place

22 Apr 2017 to 15 Jul 2017
Ben Sanderson, Newlyn Gallery, Cornwall
What is this place, newlyn gallery, cornwall
What is this place, newlyn gallery, cornwall
What is this place, newlyn gallery, cornwall
What is this place, newlyn gallery, cornwall
What is this place, newlyn gallery, cornwall
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Newlyn
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Cornwall
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A new exhibition at the Newlyn Gallery celebrating location and subject.

WHAT IS THIS PLACE?


22 APRIL – 15
JULY

The paintings by the eight artists in this exhibition share a sense of improvisation. Like the act of drawing, they are a way for the artist to work through ideas and pose questions. Their marks have been made with a speed and spontaneity, executed quickly to capture changing thoughts and situations.

Some of the artists have been drawn to a particular location or subject, repeatedly, to better understand it; tapping away till it reveals itself. For others, there is an underlying questioning of the social and political landscape of the world today.

Memory, and its fluid versions of truth, often acts as a source or starting point, to revisit, to reimagine. From the commonplace to the cosmic,  the eight artists in this exhibition are questioning with paint, What is this place?

Participating artists

  • Samuel Bassett  (b St Ives 1982, works in St Ives)
  • Romi Behrens (b Wiltshire 1939, works in Rosudgeon, Cornwall)
  • Gordon Dalton (b Middlesbrough 1970, works in Cardiff)
  • Freya Douglas-Morris (b London 1980, works in London)
  • Danny Fox (b St Ives 1986, works in Los Angeles)
  • Ben Sanderson (b Coventry 1987, works in Helston, Cornwall)
  • Corinna Spencer (b London, works in Torquay)
  • Lucy Stein (b Oxford 1979, works in St Just, Cornwall)

Curated by Blair Todd

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