Lloyd Gill is going to curate a new exhibition for next year dates are on the contract. The title of this exhibition is âA new beginning 2009' and will act as a collective of change in how artists work, think and feel about their art.
The collective of change will process developments in Philosophical understandings and ideological fundamentals of each artist. Where once artwork may have been on the crest of obscurity, is now more defined and rigid in circumstance. Artists generally go through periods of obscurity through a lack of drive. After travelling somewhere and coming back to the studio, documenting the places visited, going through sketches made, drive returns and this critical point is the change the exhibition is attempting at showcasing. There are other aspect's which can transform an artists disposition into a more productive arena. Reading is fundamental and can release mechanisms for an artist encouragement. Lloyd would like selected artists to discuss any literature that caused a rush of enthusiastic creative productivity. This would be added to the artist statement and be placed next to the artwork exhibited.
âThe work in the exhibition at the Lloyd Gill Gallery is the culmination of the main ideas that Alistair has been looking at for the last two years in his work. The developments that recently came about are because of a group of small experimental pieces. The main subject of the work has always been the cars that Alistair watches going past him day in day out in Cardiff. Pardon the pun the car has always been more of a vehicle for experimenting with abstraction and simplification of subject matters in the paintings, providing a simple and iconic subject to work with. The main body of the work and the focus of his latest series of paintings has been the reduction of complex figurative subjects to simplistic representative marks. While fulfilling these criteria, the work still holds a clear and easily recognisable link to the original subject. A strong driving factor in the work is the idea of semiotics and the connections that can be built up between particular arrangements of shapes and colours that will time and again bring the viewer of the work to the figurative subject without the need for complex or overworked images.'
There Will be many other Artists exhibiting including the Gallery Directors paintings. Please go to the website and sign up for the mailing list to recieve the Newsletter which will contain all details and Artist Opportunities
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