Chroma: New Paintings by Shona Barr & Sculpture by Clare Bigger
6 May 2017 – 3 Jun 2017
10:00 - 17:00 Closed lunchtime 1:15-2:15
Cost of entry
- 15 Reading Road
- RG9 1AB
- United Kingdom
- Train: Henley on Thames
Shona Barr returns with her broad and dynamic interpretation of the Scottish Landscape, flora and fauna. Accompanied by Sculpture in the Garden by award winning Clare Bigger.
Shona Barr depicts in luxurious colour the exuberant abundance of garden flowers in her Native Scotland. These paintings have a magnified quality which engulfs the viewer, playing with the boundaries where completely abstract marks come together as a recognisable image. These luscious textures and colours have become synonymous with her work and defined a successful career. Shona Barr graduated from Glasgow School or Art in 1988 where she was the recipient of the Landscape prize and the Armour Prize for Still Life. She has paintings in permanent, corporate and private collections worldwide and has exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy, Royal Glasgow Institute, Paisley Art Institute and exhibits frequently in galleries across the United Kingdom.
Clare Bigger works in stainless steel which is weather resistant allowing a colour range from silver to bronze. Her sculptures have featured in award winning RHS show gardens, private and corporate gardens and notable commissions include EMI, Prior’s Court School, Taylor Woodrow and the Jerwood Foundation and iconic landmarks such as Milton Keynes’ 'Leaping Man' and Reading 'Gateway'. Her sculptures are all about movement, whether capturing a dancer balancing on point, a sprinter in full flight or a bird of prey about to swoop. She works on both an intimate and monumental scale.