7th-11th November 11am – 6pm
Private View 7th 6 – 9pm
The Shape of Shadows brings together nine international artists, drawing inspiration from a rich legacy of perceptual painting and sculpture.
These artists are united in their effort to connect with a poetic aspect of their medium, looking always beyond the objects quietly sitting under the scrutiny of their gaze.
The 65 works in this exhibition showcase the sensuous appeal of painting and sculpture – an appeal not dependent on the subject matter of the works but on how the artists inventively used their medium as a carefully shaped language.
Whether focusing on topics such as the environment, the poetic beauty of the everyday or the role objects play in influencing our human experience or resulting from a dialogue with nature or the formal and symbolic expression of the motive, the common denominator is human presence, the exquisite wonder of nature’s beauty and the joy of painting.
Text: Florentina Munteanu
Artists: Caroline Atkins, Lia Hattersley, Cecilia Hedlund, Michelle Maddox, Jill Mumford, Florentina Munteanu, Eve Pettitt, Agata Smolska, Claire Venables