A new exhibition, 'Inside the Eye', presented by Albemarle Gallery runs from the 27th of January until the 4th of March at ArtMoorHouse in the City of London.
120 London Wall
This exhibition is a comprehensive survey of the last three years' work. It includes paintings form previous shows: 'Far-seeing Eye' and 'Into the Deep'.
While Into the Deep offered a series of Baroque frames through which to enter a nebulous world, Far-seeing Eye explored beyond that gateway into a mythical Arcadian location that drew further on motifs inspired by the Baroque master carver, Grinling Gibbons.
New work, consisting of eight oil paintings on canvas and three mixed-media drawings on paper, is the third stage in that extended journey. Inside the Eye enters more deeply into a dream landscape of heightened imagery that is familiar, but out of joint. There are fragments of scenes or motifs that resist illusion. You are in a world, artificial and strange, where normal rules are suspended.
The combination of forest decor and composition by fragments is unsettling and hints at things hidden from view. This is a mysterious arena of the imagination found beyond the gate and the normal frame of reference. What is one to make of these singular combinations, allusive objects and bits of stories?