11th to 25th February 2019
A mixed exhibition of paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture by Modern British and St Ives Modern artists. The exhibition will include works by many of the key names of St Ives art, showing alonside a broad selection of their contemporaries in the wider post-War Modernist context.
4th to 25th March 2019
An exhibition of paintings and prints by St Ives artist Bryan Pearce (1929 - 2007). Pearce specialised in paintings of his home town, and the surrounding Penwith area, drawn in typically flat style, with areas of bright colour surrounded by heavy outlines, like stained glass. His learning disabilities gave his art, in the words of Peter Lanyon, an "awareness more direct than pure observation". Lanyon also said that "Because his sources are not seen with a passive eye, but are truly happenings, his painting is original", and "It is necessary to accept these works as the labour of a man who has to communicate this way because there is no other." His art has been compared to that of Alfred Wallis.