MAKE A MARK
To 30 July, open Thursday to Sunday 3pm - 7pm
Artists Wesite links: Katrina Blannin, Jane Bustin, Rebecca Byrne, Claudia Carr, Emma Cousin, Sharon Drew, Roxana Halls, Selma Parlour, Carol Robertson and Yukako Shibata
Born in Chicago, Rebecca Byrne lives and works in London, where she completed an MA in Fine Art from The Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2012. She was a prizewinner at the Creekside Open 2017, and recently had a solo show, linked to a residency at the Vincent Van Gogh Huis Museum, Zundert, and the Netherlands. Recent London exhibitions include at White Conduit Projects, Unit 1 Gallery, Transition and Lubomirov / Angus-Hughes.
My painting explores the complex interplay of light and shadow, and both physical and optical colour, questioning how we perceive objects. An integral part of my work is the colour of hidden surfaces, so that reflected colours slowly reveal themselves around each object like an aura. Pink Sisters consists of two parts -- a pared-down painting and a complex layered one. Each work deals with a different space, and they negotiate the delicate relationship and balance between tension and harmony. The same can be said of the pair of pebbles I am showing with the diptych.
SCENES FROM THE OPENING
|Visiting artist Aly Helyer (now showing at Lubomirov / Angus-Hughes) seems a match for Emma Cousin's painting|
|And it may seem Roxana Halls dressed to match her baked beans! But actually she didn't know we were putting them in the cup which features in her painting|
|Carol Robertson, Jane Bustin and Katrina Blannin|
|Debbie Bliss with Sharon Drew|