Grierson Galleries invites you their ‘Escape From Reality’ exhibition at The Hive, running until March 14th 2020.
Three established female creators with their own unique visual sense of reality. Three artists include: Brenda Hartill, Adele Love, Sandhra Rosen and Kaija Bulbrook in this extraordinary expression of art.
Exhibition dates: 26th January to 14th March 2020
Time: During The Hive opening times
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Our exhibitions rotate on a six to eight week basis with an Open Art Viewing for each new exhibition. Friends of Grierson Galleries and the Hive will receive invitations by email in advance. Beverley Bunn will have a permanent presence at the Hive.
Exhibiting Artists – Escape from Reality
Picasso describes his own attitude towards abstract art as an artistic journey. Abstract is art that does not attempt to represent an accurate depiction of a visual reality but instead use shapes, colours, forms and gestural marks to achieve its effect. It is an ‘Escape from Reality’.
Strictly speaking, the word abstract means to separate or withdraw something from something else. The term can be applied to art that is based on an object, figure or landscape, where forms have been simplified. It is also applied to art that uses forms, such as geometric shapes or gestural marks, which have no source at all in an external visual reality.
Since the early 1900s, abstract art in all its guises has formed a central core to modern art. In this exhibition three women artists, who all specialize in abstract art demonstrate their unique and vivid approach to the genre.
Three established female artists, but who all use the landscape as a common thread, something you can witness when you browse from one to the other.
Brenda Hartill’s pictures are full of her rich imagery and energy. Her work explores the texture, pattern and light of the landscape, and ranges from finely drawn figurative works to bold, heavily embossed abstract images. For the past 10 years she has been most interested in drawing abstract imagery from the landscape, rugged mountain erosion, structure of the land and the dynamics of plant growth.
Adèle Love who has exhibited across the UK since graduating in Fine Art in 1999 also reflects the landscape in her paintings. Her fine art training demanded that she give meaning and dialogue to her work but now she focuses on the deeply personal subconscious process of painting allowing the viewer to engage in the way that has meaning for them. Like many abstract painters she paints spontaneously laying colour down, working the surface until forms emerge that inform her of the direction the painting will take.
Kaija Bulbrook makes up our three abstract artists. A Kent established artist who has paintings in collections in Australia, North America and Europe. Kaija’s primary interest is in the play of colours, shapes and textures and their relationship to each other. The painting is an end in itself and the subject matter is of secondary importance.
‘Escape from Reality’ is a highly unusual, cutting-edge exhibition that pushes the imagination and the visual figurative.
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In the Press
Adèle paints spontaneously laying colour down, working the surface until forms emerge that inform her of the direction the painting will take. Adèle Love has exhibited across the UK since graduating in Fine Art in 1999 with work in two private collections. Previously a self-promoting artist, she learnt the business side of art as a gallery assistant in London’s West End and was a curator for a university gallery after completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Fine Art Management.
She loves the strong light and shadow of Southern Europe, and remote New Zealand’. Brenda Hartill R E is a British painter, collage artist and printmaker. Her work explores the texture, pattern and light of the landscape, and ranges from finely drawn figurative works to bold, heavily embossed abstract images.
Kaija studied at Kingston College of Art and is a member of the of the Society of Women Artists. She was until recently on the Council and Selection Committee of the SWA. Her paintings are in collections in America, Australia and Europe.
Kaija’s primary interest is in the play of colours, shapes and textures and their relationship to each other. The painting is an end in itself and the subject matter is of secondary importance.
About Grierson Galleries
Ever thought of owning a picture you admire for life? A unique art form in your home that is inspirational and uplifting? Choosing a creation that is appealing and spiritual. After years gaining an impressive artistic and cultural reputation in Sevenoaks, Grierson Galleries has moved, evolved and set up camp in Cranbrook alongside The Hive to provide a brand new exciting artistic environment.
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