New Art Highlights
3 - 9 October
New Art Highlights of the week includes: Claire Cansick, noelle genevier, Chris Dunseath and Ainsley Hillard
The Paroxysm of Stromboli, 2019 by Claire Cansick
I painted this curiously beautiful scene from a series of photos I had taken from a news report on 3 July 2019 when Stromboli in Italy erupted. While watching the news report I was initially struck by the colours of the smoke which I have painted as close to the photo image as possible, so I grabbed my phone and took some photos directly of the tv screen. This is something I have been experimenting with lately and I am enjoying the spontaneity and variety of the exercise. The smoke fitted perfectly with my colour palette of late.
Something I am aware of is the violence of the eruption and it’s consequences for the people living in the white painted houses depicted in the painting, another reason for me to capture these fleeting images as I see it, giving them elevation, resonance and importance- disasters are reported all too fleetingly and we are all too often immune to their gravity.
Can You See the Future?, 2021 - 2022 by noelle genevier
A collage made during lockdown using classical sculpture and architecture which is predominately monotone. A blank slate? What will the future be? The harmonious time spent before the changes during lockdown have been forgotten. The onslaught of constant changes being experienced lead to a feeling of lack of control. Futures are in flux. Chaos reigns.
Ancient Tripod, 2022 by Chris Dunseath
A Bronze & Mahogany sculpture with Ebony & Boxwood inlay.
National Trust Contemporary Art Collection, 2022 by Ainsley Hillard
The artwork 'Whispering Meadows' has recently been acquired in the National Trust Contemporary Art Collection.
National Trust, Newton House, Dinefwr Park, Llandeilo, SA19 6RT