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Looking Forward

‘After a year of being locked-down, shut-down and closed in, this show is a chance to reflect on past experiences, or look to the future and expand our horizons… Art can give us a way to explore our own souls – there has been a powerful energy in the NSA during these times of change and we’d like to invite people to come and share this. In the beautiful space of Tremenheere Gallery, you will undoubtedly find ‘Looking Forward’ thoughtful, serious, joyful, sometimes playful… and up-lifting’, Yolande Armstrong, Chair of the NSA.

Read more Looking Forward Press release

Sat 19 June – Sun 11 July 2021
Tremenheere Gallery

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Gulval, Penzance, Cornwall TR20 8YL

The exhibition is subject to government guidelines

A solo exhibition of work by Phil Booth on the upper floor of Tremenheere Gallery. An exhibition of recent work comprising polychromed wall constructions, box works, art medals and works on paper.

 

Underpinning much of the work are critical questions about the many-layered and often dysfunctional relationship between ourselves and the natural world, challenging, for instance, the dualistic notion of an inevitable divide between humankind and nature. In some ways then, it may reflect a critical position, at other times, paradoxically, the work may be celebratory. A consequence of this central approach can be found in the fact that the language of the work explores the space between mathematics and art, geometry and flow, abstraction and figuration, and experience and myth.

Much of the work in this exhibition originates in reactions to encounters with the landscape, usually through drawing. An extensive development process brings together this material and other sources that can be entirely invented, revealing and enlarging new dynamics and discoveries.  Ultimately the meaning of the work lies in its presence, not illusion, expressing a sense of the physical world in a vibrant abstract language without replicating reality, creating a kind of personal geology that alludes to and celebrates the underlying forces of nature rather than merely depicting it.

The exhibition runs 8th May – 12th June 2021. Tremenheere Gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm.

THE GALLERY, TREMENHEERE SCULPTURE GARDENS, GULVAL, PENZANCE

 

8TH MAY – 12TH JUNE

THE GALLERY IS OPEN TUESDAY – SATURDAY 11AM – 4PM

PRIVATE VIEW SUNDAY 23RD MAY 2.30 – 4.30PM

 

Congratulations to NSA member Ken Turner on the publication of his book A Life Being Ken Turner.

The book, with over 100 pages of paintings in colour, describes his life as a painter from 1944 to 2020. Ken summarises it as follows:

The book traces my journey through many approaches to art from early watercolours to the later acrylics. Three London solo exhibitions (1964 -66), taught me to escape from the artworld and I started Action Space to bring art to the community as Social Sculpture. Then to angles, triangles, the abstract, and experiments in performance. The importance of my work today is focussed on dangers to the existence of our planet due to climate change. Also, the corruption of consciousness in terms of art becoming entertainment and stock exchange systems.  

   

Gilgamesh searching for everlasting life

Bomb Blast


The book can be purchased online here

The visitors of the Wells Art Contemporary 2020 virtual exhibition have voted for their favourite artwork, and the results are in… The People’s Choice Award went to Basic Space, an oil on canvas by Somerset-based artist and NSA member Jack Paffett.

The virtual exhibition is now closed but the 2021 call for entries will open in a few weeks – so, keep an eye on ArtOpps and the WAC social media sites InstagramTwitter and Facebook.