La Promenade De Venus

2 May 2024 – 12 May 2024

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10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

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James Jackson

England, United Kingdom

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The latest collection of artworks by the artist (still) formally known as Robert Rubbish takes it's name from the Parisian café that was one of the last meeting places of the Paris group of surrealists in the 1960s.

2024 also marks the hundredth anniversary of the publishing of the surrealist manifesto in 1924 that celebrated all things surrealist.

A reimagined interior and exterior of the café is the setting for many of the works featured in the show. The show includes works depicting some of the artists who frequented the café holidaying by the seaside. The landscapes portrayed in these seaside paintings were inspired by the 1930s photographs taken by Eileen Agar in Brittany of 'la cote granite rose'. 
Robert visited the inspiring pink granite coastal landscapes to research and then reference in these paintings. 

The exhibition features Robert's debut collection of sgraffito ceramics produced in collaboration with the Penzance based ceramicist Dominique Füglistaller. Adopting the sgraffito technique of scoring an image into wet clay Robert has created a selection of plates and shaped platters decorated in the theme of the exhibition that might well have adorned the walls of the café. 

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