This is an exciting first for Water Street Gallery – an exhibition with a sole focus on abstraction, both ‘pure’ abstraction and works towards abstraction derived from the visual world.
With the theme of ‘Towards Abstraction’ (rather than pure abstraction) many artists in this exhibition do work from reference points whether oriented in landscape, organic, urban and architecture, expressive, or looking inwardly and through personal experience. These elements are then broken down, abstracted, processed into new forms and visual language. Seeing the works in this exhibition – painting, sculpture, original prints, ceramics – it is apparent that the artists’ knowledge of pure abstraction of the early 20th Century has been absorbed and used freely, moving back and forth from purity to visceral reality, blurring the boundaries, in a good way.
Pure abstraction stands poles apart from realism, from ‘the real world’, as autonimous, though course the work occupies real time and space. Elements of form, colour, shape and line undergo varying degrees of simplification or complexity, freeing both artist and viewer from obvious reference points. The towering giants of abstraction, Kandinsky ,Mondrian, Malevich, Tatlin, through to Pollock, Newman and Braque, are the bedrock of inspiration for many contemporary artistic responses.
This is a changing exhibition, collectors and customers may take works as soon as purchased, rather than waiting until the finish.
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Focusing on bringing quality original art to a wide audience in 3 friendly and relaxed gallery spaces, through comprehensive programmes of solo and themed exhibitions. Our leading gallery artists are represented throughout the year, while we also host open and community exhibitions, being committed to promoting the work of up-and-coming talents. Visit the gallery and browse for your enjoyment and inspiration, and share in our passion for the art experience.
Jewellery - Bowls & Mugs
Books & Cards - Vases
Scarves & Bags - Candles
Including Jo Brown, Jacquie Denby,
Deborah Gardner, Leyla Murr, Mike Holcroft,
Clare Pearl, Liz Salter, Malcolm Taylor,
Richard Wincer, Dominic Vince and more
8 June - 27 August