NSA members Ashley Hanson and Sar Bor are showing work in a joint exhibition at the Crypt Gallery in St Ives, opening on Sat 11th and running until Fri 17th June. The Private View is on Sat afternoon from 4-6pm.
Friends and colleagues for 10 years, Hanson and Bor explore some of the same subject matter with distinct approaches. Hanson has twin strands to his practice: the coastal work based on his love of the Cornish coastline and ports, and his book paintings. ‘Painting the Novel’ investigates the combination of a painting being both a tangible object and an illusion: both abstraction and figuration. Duality denotes the character of his paintings. https://www.ashleyhanson.co.uk/
‘As an artist I crave/need surprise, not sameness: it is what you ‘do’ with the source material that matters, a piece must be its own thing and have a joyous independence.’ Ashley Hanson
With a deep-rooted connection to the land, Bor explores associations and memories of familiar places. Her paintings investigate the geography of eroded moorlands, rugged coastlines and the haunting decay of industrial interventions. The physicality of the canvas symbolises the materiality of imagined and remembered places. https://sarabor.co.uk/
‘The essence of my practice is a correlation with the materials themselves and the processes involved.’ Sara Bor