Exhibition

Above & Below: Paintings and Linocuts of Mining and Miners by John Scott Martin

1 Nov 2018 – 30 Nov 2018

Event times

Daily 11.00am to 4.00pm

Cost of entry

FREE ENTRY

Weston Park Granary Art Gallery

Shifnal
England, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • On the A5, three miles from M54 J3 and eight miles from M6 J12. You can also get to Weston Park via the M6 Toll

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A superb collection of recent works from John Scott Martin on a theme of mines and mining

About

Cramped, claustrophobic spaces contrasting with deep black voids are highlighted with flashes the brightest light to give John’s paintings and prints a sense of drama. He uses collages of papers to depict massive bulks of rough hewn timber juxtaposed with hard rock. Miners are visualised making the steep ascent up wooden ladders towards the daylight after many hours toiling in the hot, dank atmosphere of the deep levels, or caged for speedier escape. The miners are weary and wet, lit only by the harsh glare from the lights on their helmets: hemmed in by the narrow shafts, the blackness of deep chasms surrounds them.

Curators

Gareth Williams

Gareth Williams

Exhibiting artists

John Scott Martin

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