Artizan Gallery, 7 Lucius Street, Torquay, TQ2 5UW
Monday 30 April 2018 – Monday 28 May 2018
Image Credit: David Cuthbert
Friday 01 December 2017 – Tuesday 19 December 2017
Open Evening Thursday 30 November 7 - 9pm
Opening Hours: Tuesday, Friday, Saturday 10 - 4 pm; Thursday 12 - 7 pm. Viewings also by appointment
'The Wilder Shores of Watercolour'
Tuesday 05 December 2017: 8 - 930 pm (Arrive from 7.30)
£5.00 Available from LT Gallery or on the door.
The paintings in this exhibition come from two periods in my career as an artist, but common to both, is a sense of ambiguity and openness to interpretation.
The recent watercolours are from a series inspired by a visit to Coney Island, New York. Visiting it in the winter, deserted and snow covered, lent it a mysterious and magical quality and the empty rides and carousels became, in my imagination, scaffolding into which I could place figures from recent history and ancient myth. Coney Island became a site for lucid dreaming.
Some works, from the 1980s and 90s teem with household vessels – cups, jugs, and teapots; decorative souvenirs formed from the muddle of everyday life, whilst others refer to specific places, such as a transformed Trafalgar Square or a Polish Bus Shelter, based on a collage made during the Polish Solidarity Campaign of the 1980s
the Exhibition coincides with a talk by David on his work and influences (including The Chicago Hairy Who and English Surrealism), to be held in the Learning Room, Weston Museum, Burlington Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1PR (5/12/17: 8-9.30)
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