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Art exhibitions in Cornwall: June 2016

I've put together a selection of exhibitions that are currently on display (of will be on display) throughout June in Cornwall that I would recommend going to see. A lot of type of work by the artists is work that inspires me through subject matter or medium. 

Simon Averill, Singularity at the Anima-Mundi Gallery in St Ives

(Images belong to Simon Averill)
A collection of 444 individual paintings

I went to see this exhibition last week and I was stunned by the sheer scale of the work. The beauty of how individual segments have been pieced together to create a piece which draws the eye from one section to the next. Using something grounding like a circle and the ability to create something which is unique each time though the idea of the circle remains, allowing the viewer toquestion this notion of repetition and process. 

The piece dominates the space of the gallery beautifully and in the window of the gallery are small individual fragments of the piece which stand alone just as effectively. 

Michael Eddy and Sarah Woods, Circa 21, Penzance 

I first met Sarah who has just graduated from the Fine Art course At Falmouth University in the Print room. I relate a lot to her work as she is interested about documentation of the cornish coastline. A series of her zinc etchings documenting this landscape through printmaking and drawing and are available to buy. 

A series of poetry to compliment the exhibition will be produced by Michael Eddy

Having an ability to capture the landscape through the essence of a mark is something that Sarah does well and through this combination of shape and line she draws the idea of movement within the landscape. Her work is tactile and has a universal quality where the viewers interpretation will differ each time but because of the subject matter is something nostalgic and organic it is something that people can relate to. 

Dougal Water and Joe Morris: SEA, Tuesday 21st June - Saturday 25th June, The Poly, Falmouth 

Dougal Walters

Joe Morris

Dougal's work captures the idea and rawness of the landscape in Cornwall. His work is constantly inspired by the natural world. 

Joe's traditional and honest approach to working where he captures the simple and geometric lines of the landscape draws on the artists interest with the history and fascination with the Cornish landscape.

I think his work captures this idea of something that changes throughout time but is always there and is this rawness of landscape that echoes in his work and process. 

Ed Rowe and Isabel Ramos, Zoom: Pitch White, Back Lane West, Redruth Wednesday 22nd June 5pm-10pm (One day event)

Zoom: Pitch White is an engaging art event showcasing the work Edward Rowe and Isabel Ramos.

The evening promises encounters of digital and live explorations, from absurd extrapolations to enticing marks. The works are reflections upon the oversaturated information age, focusing through different lenses on how its effects are felt on participants and throughout the artistic process.

The event encourages the idea of interaction and the lasting effects this can have on an audience. This will be a very exciting and engaging one off event where to work of two recent Falmouth Graduates push digital interpretation. 


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