Exploring Herefordshire with Richard Bavin 5th August to 6th September.
Richard will be in the Gallery:
Saturday 22nd August, 10am to 1pm;
Sunday 30th August, 2 to 4pm; Saturday 5th September, 10am to 1pm to talk to you about his work.
Local artist, John Jake Clark formally opened the exhibition on Saturday, 8th August:
Introduction by John Jake Clark to Richard Bavin’s ‘Exploring Herefordshire’ Exhibition of Drawings and Paintings at Apple Store Gallery, 5th August to 6th September 2015. Summary delivered at Private View, 8th August 2015.
“Richard, congratulations to you and Apple Store Gallery, Marion & David. A fine and enjoyable exhibition of your recent paintings and drawings.
This year, because of adversity, you haven’t been able to make your planned ‘excursions’ around the woods and orchards of Herefordshire. Instead your journey has taken another form of looking inward with forays from the studio, examining your use of media and materials to enhance and probe deeper into the nature of trees as individuals in their varied environments. This process has, I am sure, been enhanced by your physical contact with planting and observation of growth.
With your usual passion and energy your focus has been increased by a heightened awareness of the contrasts created by different light sources. I think it is significant that you state that the year has been a more honest experience celebrating elements out of love and contemplation. I believe that in the more recent work the intention clearly shows in the inner depths particularly in the effects of the light on colour and shade. It is also pertinent that through this year of self-examination you looked afresh with an increased intensity of vision which, for the viewer, has enabled them to peel back the layers and discover different aspects of meaning through an awakening of memory and recognition.
The exhibition has appropriately taken place at a time when there is much music and discussion in Herefordshire and on the airwaves and talks such as ‘The Celtic Journey through the Borders’ by Esther de Waal have all helped to form a rich backdrop for us to respond to your thoughtful body of work.
I thought it worthwhile to add a quote from Peter Fuller’s ‘Modern Painters’ P66/67 Winicott:
“Drawing involves a relationship between self and objects which is often denied.” “It involves heart, head and hand which implies not just an aesthetic but also an ethic which is reconciling and rebinding. A redemption through form.”
We look forward to your visit to see Richard’s splendid exhibition.
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