Gallery, exhibition and artist updates, views and opinions.
Anthony Frost discusses his new exhibtion with James Stewart including influences on his work, how they develop and how they get their titles.
Many titles derive from musical sources, including works in this exhibition which are mostly Captain Beefheart album or song titles.
The exhibition runs from 6-29 March.
6 March 2014
The concept behind the body of work is a play where the characters are a mother and son, or a series of mothers and sons. The artist merely provides us, the viewers, with the play's title; How the characters interact and the story evolves is up to us.
The study shown to the left shows small studies of the many possible "sons" who will be in the play, each represented by a painting. "mothers" will be similarly represented.
The exhibiton runs from 1-24 May.
5 March 2014
Gary Goodman reads a selection of his poetry for "Love Stories".
Exhibtion ends on 1 March.
19 February 2014
Please click on the links below to down load the press releases for our exhibiitons in the next three months:
- February 2014 - Love Stories by Gary Goodman
- March 2014 - Anthony Frost: American Smoke (Neon Burn)
- April 2014 - The Last Mountain paintings by Piers Ottey
See our exhibitions page for details of these and other future exhibitions in 2014.
Contact the gallery for images or more information.
31 January 2014
Eric James Mellon was a brilliant potter dedicated to the ceramic process and also skilled as a graphic artist.
His near seven decade career started in 1947, after graduating with a National Diploma in Design: Illlustratation from the Central School in London. in the early 1950's he set up an artists community in Hillesden with Derek Davis and married Martina Thomas in 1956.
Both Eric Mellon and Derek Davis (with his wife Ruth) moved to Sussex in 1957. Eric to Aldwick, Bognor Regis and Derek to Arundel.
His characteristic pots high-fired, ash glazed stoneware and porcelain are highly decorated with often mythical scenes on all surfaces.
We were fortunate to have shown his work here a few times. In later years he enjoyed publishing books on his research into ash glazes as well as a flurry of exhibitiions in France and Germany, as well as closer to home in Chichester.
In addition to his ceramics, Eric Mellon leaves a large legacy of paintings, monoprints and dry points.
He will be much missed but his influence will be felt for many years to come.
20 January 2014