In the Abstract

Beaumont Gallery, Mere BA12 6BT


Saturday 30 June 2018 – Sunday 22 July 2018
Opening Hours: 10am – 4 pm

Pennie Elfick’s works have a duality: each is an emotional response to something tangible but resolutely abstract in its pictorial structure. By removing any figurative references she feels she is able to investigate the poetry that can be created by colour and form in an abstract manner. Her exhibits include sculptures which are worked in acrylic on pine. Neil Joyce’s works are highly disciplined abstract paintings, all acrylic on canvas, which are simultaneously visually simply and stunningly complex. For over a decade his abstract paintings have explored the reactions in the mind to everyday events, passions, worries and ambitions. For several years, hard-edge abstracts suited his quests but more recently a new freer approach has expressed the result of his explorations. Sandra Porter draws using charcoal pencils and conte and works symbiotically between Printmaking, Drawing and Painting, often using architecture as a starting point. For her, the initial stimulus becomes more abstracted the longer she works with a series – although she feels that the more abstract the work becomes, the closer the essence of the building or place resonates to her.

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