shades of grey, in an exhibition

today, about five minutes before the deadline, i handed in two paintings for the annual Halesworth Gallery Open exhibition. below are some photographs of one of the paintings – it is #118 in the catalogue, so there are at least 118 artworks in this art exhibition…

shades of grey is one of a series of small paintings on wood, (wood that I found abandoned, lying on the road), and these paintings developed as ‘incidental paintings’ – using left-over paint from other painting activities – incidental in the slow making of them and in the textural patina and surface qualities. the loose formation of blocks and grids echo aspects of the local farming landscape – in agriculture, machinery and architecture.

shades of grey, abstract painting on wood

[shades of grey, detail]

shades of grey, abstract painting on wood

[shades of grey, detail]

shades of grey, abstract painting on wood

[shades of grey, detail]

shades of grey, abstract painting on wood

[shades of grey in shades of grey, acrylic on reclaimed wood]

for the halesworth gallery open exhibition, every artwork submitted is exhibited (amateur of professional, paintings, prints, drawings, photography and 3d work) and this established annual event raises much needed funds to support the running of the gallery. it’s a very lively & eclectic art exhibition (expertly curated and hung by the gallery team) – do try to visit if you are in this rural area of suffolk. the exhibition is open daily, from 8th to 26th september 2012.

the small market town of halesworth is located a few miles west of the A12 – click here to see the gallery’s location on google maps. please note, there is no car parking at the gallery – park on the market place, which is only two-three minutes away, dependent on how fast you like to walk! please ring the gallery beforehand on 01986 873064 if you have mobility issues, as the gallery is situated on the first floor of a very old almshouse building and access is via a staircase.

Halesworth Gallery Open exhibition
8 – 26 September 2012

Steeple End, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 8LL
Opposite St. Mary’s Church
Open Weekdays and Saturdays 11am – 5pm, Sundays 2 – 5pm