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Left: Instillation shot of Window Right: Ernesto discussing a painting from his Bomb series
Here are some images of the show at North House Gallery with Ernesto Canovas. The gallery was based in the ground floor of a Georgian house overlooking the estuary of the River Stour in Manningtree, Essex. The light in the front rooms were stunning, but the best room was the back space filled with relics of ancient printing machines. It was very happy to see my monotypes and paintings on etching plates in there, the curation was simple but really effective, and the anonymous series fit so perfectly on the back wall. Mine and Ernesto’s work were mostly separated apart from ‘Window’ and ‘Halcyon’ which were hung next to his Bomb series. Our works differ greatly but seeing them together I was made aware of their shared qualities, both exploring figuration and abstraction and manipulating the translucency of paint. At the end of the private view, we all enjoyed dinner in the gallery surrounded by my paintings- which was a little surreal.The show is open until end of Feb if you find youself in Essex click here for details.
Ernesto Canovas Bomb paintings
The post show dinner!