Exhibition

Nick Archer: Home

2 Dec 2019 – 21 Jan 2020

Regular opening hours

Monday
12:00 – 19:30
Tuesday
12:00 – 19:30
Wednesday
12:00 – 19:30
Thursday
12:00 – 19:30
Friday
12:00 – 19:30
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Free admission

Rye Creative Centre

Rye, United Kingdom

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  • From Hastings: Aprox 50 minutes. Depart Hastings Station, Bay F, Bus Number 100 (Hastings-Camber-Lydd) Arrive Rye, Freda Gardham School stop. (Right outside The School). Service Run by Stagecoach. From Tenterden: Aprox 45 minutes. Depart Tenterden (opp The Vine) Bus 312 (Tenterden – Rye), Arrive Rye Railway Station (stop D). Service run by Coastal Coaches.
  • Rye Rail Station is 10 minutes walk. Ashford: 25 minute journey time. Hastings: Aprox 20 minutes. London approx 2hours and 30 minutes with changes

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An exhibition of new and recent paintings. This is a rare opportunity to see a solo show of Nick Archer's work at Rye Creative Centre where he holds a studio space in his home town of Rye.

About

“With their strange layerings of unexpected filmic and art historical references, (dark side of Walt Disney meets northern landscape), Nick Archer’s paintings have always seemed among the more genuinely complex and cultured explorations of the possibilities of landscape painting in an increasingly urbanised and disinherited culture: the more we are removed from it the deeper into our psyche it goes. These powerful new works seem to darken the picture further – David Lynch and ‘Blade Runner’ meet Altdorfer Bosch and Uccello among others, the layering involved in his paint process underlining the veils of estrangement between us and a lost Edenic world. Thus, in his images of children gazing at apparently deserted houses, we sense the loss as a profoundly metaphysical one.”
– Nicholas Usherwood 2017, Galleries Magazine – review of ‘The Journey’ exhibition 

Nick Archer (born 1963) lives and works in East Sussex. Trained at the Royal Academy Schools in London (1996-1999), he won several awards, including 1st at the ‘Hunting Art Prize’, commendation at the ‘BP Portrait Award’ and the Figure Painting Award at the ‘Discerning Eye’. His work has been exhibited extensively in the UK, Europe, and the USA. It is held in private, corporate and public collections around the world including the future satellite of the Hermitage Museum (Moscow).

Nick will also be showing at London Art fair with Long and Ryle in January 2020 and he will have his first solo show in New York with Christine Park Gallery next spring.

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