'British Abstract' will be exhibiting in the Sewell Centre Gallery from 20th January to 9th February and is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm and Sundays 2pm to 4pm. Closed Hilary weekend.
About the exhibition:
'British Abstract' is an exhibition of post war painting by prominent British artists living and working in St Ives and Penwith, West Cornwall in the 1950s and 60s. Deriving their inspiration from reality and most notably from the landscape surrounding them, painters such as Peter Lanyon, Patrick Heron, William Scott, Paul Feiler, Sandra Blow and Gillian Ayres, walked the tightrope between Abstraction and Figurative art. This fine balance sought to create an accessible Abstract art where the viewer can respond emotionally and intellectually and come to an understanding of the elements and techniques at work. This work is a powerful response to life spent in the south western extremity of England, an ancient and wild landscape pounded on three sides by the mighty Atlantic Ocean.