The Still Point

10 January – 28 February 2015

 A group show throughout January & February.

Artists include: Martine Baldwin, Christopher Binding, Helen Booth, Dean Byass, Pennie Elfick, Vanessa Gardiner, Melanie Goemans, Susan Laughton, Adrian Mitchell, John Mitchell and Gillian Thompson.

For the first chapter of 2015 we are delighted to be introducing new artists to the gallery; paintings by Pennie Elfick, works on paper and sculpture by John Mitchell and wooden vessels by Adrian Mitchell.  All three artists use a minimal and precise language of forms, which hold their space and create a clear dialogue with the viewer.

Friday 6 February 6 – 8 pm
Drinks at the gallery
A chance to meet some of the artists and explore new work in the exhibition.

From Friday 6 February we shall be presenting a new collection of paintings by Susan Laughton and introducing work by two new artists;
Dean Byass and Melanie Goemans.

Based in Somerset, Pennie Elfick is a painter whose abstract paintings are informed by the transient nature of light in the landscape. Describing her paintings as ‘spaces for contemplation’, Pennie creates depth and luminosity by building up many fine layers of paint, enabling the surfaces to change with the moving light of day.
Read more about Pennie Elfick on her website 

Adrian Mitchell lives in rural Andalucia and works closely with a variety of different woods to make beautiful one-off wooden pieces. His simple, unadorned forms, turned from green wood and slowly air dried, take on subtle natural distortions and express something of the harsh beauty of the landscape around him. Read more about Adrian Mitchell on his website

John Mitchell (1942 – 2014) studied painting at Kingston College of Art in the 1950s. Since this time he continued to paint, but also began to make sculptures and prints, exploring sequence and experimenting with materials.  He exhibited nationally and internationally including shows at Camden Art Centre, London, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, Leeds University Galleries and between 1972 – 84 he had six solo exhibitions at Galerie Swart, Amsterdam. Mitchell made both paintings and sculptures, and his work was always a dialogue between two and three dimensions.
Read more about John Mitchell on his website