Autumn 2015 Exhibition
From September the gallery is showing new sculptures in steel by Michael Turner and new works by Michael Speller previously debuted at this years Chelsea Flower Show.
Will Rochfort is showing a new work exploring the drive in theaters of the late 50's and early 60's.
“This new painting came about from my love of cinema. I wanted to do a scene at a drive-in and originally the painting was going to show the screen and even the film but, after my research I realised that when people went to the drive in, the movie was the last thing on anyone's mind. It was a social event and so I decided to make the people the focus, which suited me just fine.
I was leant the two beautiful Chevrolets for the painting and used more subtle details to indicate the setting, the speakers and the popcorn for example.
It's early on a summers evening, and everyone has met 'before the movie'.”
Sculptor Michael Turner presents two new works both rooted in the avian world, but both very different in their appearance and impact.
The Falcon is striking, captured in mid-flight sweeping upward poised on a highly accentuated curved base.
The Peacock sits proud on its elevated pyramid base, with its thick elegant plumage trailing down.