31 Dec 2012

New Visions

Contemporary Painting in Cornwall
This exhibition showcases the work of artists who use paint to present realities and
perceptions in new and developed ways.
These works do not conform to traditional ideas of painting in Cornwall, which are rooted in
the histories of Newlyn, the modernism of St. Ives, and illusory romanticism.
In the 21st century, what is the role of the artist who uses paint and pigment? What is the
continuing significance of painting in an apparently restless and uncertain world?
Modernism cast it's utopian wisdom worldwide, but has become the haunting ghost of
regularity and formula. In the wake of conceptual art and the postmodernist death and
rebirth of painting, terms such as 'abstract', 'figurative' and 'landscape' have become
irrelevant categories. These works draw from the multiple visual languages of painterly
possibility and show the diversity and engagement that artists have with modern life. They
acknowledge the histories of art and the influences of media, and invoke a subtle
The use of pigment is a millennia old method of communication and play. These artists use
the essential qualities of drawing and mark-making with materials to ascertain that there is
more to be drawn out and unleashed through the hand than has already been shown.
Using observation, interpretation, symbolism or sense the artists show painting as a mode
of questioning and analysis, healing, hope and humour.
The works explore alternative visions and deeply-grounded realities. They illustrate the
ways we connect to place, consciousness, ourselves or each other. The potential
algorithms of image and form within restless complex states, are revealed and defined
through the hands and bodies of the makers.

Clear Cut

Link to : Clear Cut

Liminal Bodies Exhibition at the Exchange Gallery Penzance - 2012

Ilker Cinarel
Ann Haycock

Weld - The Only Way Is Up


This project proposes to explore two kinds of dialog; firstly the relationship between the studio/making space and the gallery, and secondly the conversation between two collaborating artists, Sara Aziz and Ilker Cinarel. The piece concerns a performative act of painting executed in a private space within the gallery with the event relayed to the audience via live video relay. A large scale painting will be made over a period of five days with the two artists working independently in different shifts only being able to communicate with each other through the painting itself.

For both artists this event would provide the opportunity to examine the duality, commonality and conflict between issues of; the masculine and the feminine, abstraction and figuration, and the private and intimate act of making and the public act of performance. Whilst the artists would be working collaboratively without any verbal contact the audience would be invited to witness both the work and the conversation unfold.

30 Dec 2012


   Caz Autonomus Zone project  

   Sara Aziz
   Ilker Cinarel
   Paul Farmer
   Ann Haycock
   Veronica Vickery
   Kirsty Smith