Two new exhibitions open in September. In the main gallery we will be presenting an exhibition of works by many of the important names in Modern British and St Ives Modernist art. The majority of these works are being exhibited for the first time by the gallery, and a special feature will be a group of works on paper by Roger Hilton. Also included: W. Barns-Graham, Sven Berlin, Roy Turner Durrant, Paul Feiler, Terry Frost, Patrick Hughes, Alan Lowndes, Alan Reynolds, Keith Vaughan, John Wells, Bryan Wynter and others.
Felicity Mara A Year at Porthmeor: Made during the artist's first twelve months at St Ivesí historic Porthmeor Studios, this collection of six large scale canvases, smaller paintings and works on paper will be on display in Gallery 2. The show demonstrates the development of the artistís work in response to this new and spectacular studio location.
Maraís work draws influence from the art of abstract expressionism and colour field painting. Her technique of painting vivid, saturating colour directly onto un-primed canvas creates a distinctive integration of colour and ground, where depth of field ceases to exist and shapes and forms are ambiguous.†
Felicity Mara will be giving a talk about her work on Thursday 18th September, 3 - 4pm in Gallery 2. Admission is free and all are welcome.
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ABOUT THE GALLERY
Belgrave St Ives specialises in Modern British and Contemporary Art. There is an emphasis on work by artists associated with Cornwall from the 1930s to the present time. The gallery is the only private art gallery in Cornwall showing regular exhibitions of work by major artists associated with the St Ives Modern Period as well as exhibitions of works by other select Modern British and Contemporary Artists. The gallery works with a number of artists, artistsí estates, collectors and other galleries, to produce an annual programme of changing monthly one-person and themed exhibitions usually accompanied by published material.
Located in the heart of historic and picturesque St Ives, the gallery is situated very close to the Barbara Hepworth Museum. Opened in 1998 as sister gallery to Belgrave Gallery (est. London 1974), the St Ives gallery became independent in 2010. The gallery aims to present exhibitions in an informative and friendly manner and the staff are always happy to discuss all aspects of art on display. In addition to gallery exhibitions, Belgrave St Ives has an active online presence (website, blog, Facebook) and holds a large inventory of art not on show that can easily be arranged for viewing by interested visitors.
Gallery team: Michael Gaca (Director), Richard Blackborow and Dominica Williamson.