Belgrave St Ives - Modern & Contemporary Art
TERRY FROST - A Book of Ideas

TERRY FROST - A Book of Ideas

19th June to 15th July 2017

Following the artist's death in 2003, the studio contents were gradually relocated to a specially converted storage facility. Whilst archiving the artist's collection many years later, a large format bound sketchbook (46.5 x 37.5 cms) was discovered amongst the artist's retained paintings and effects. This richly illustrated volume contains over 50 very complete paintings, collages and studies for larger scale paintings and prints. Some of these images were developed into larger works of art but some have remained as fascinating prototypes/imaginings of what might have been. We have selected a group of 30 individual works from the sketchbook to be mounted and framed for this unique exhibition.

TERRY FROST - A Book of Ideas
VIRGINIA BOUNDS - Here Am I

VIRGINIA BOUNDS - Here Am I

19th June to 15th July 2017

An exhibition of new paintings by Virginia Bounds. This new body of work focuses on the artist's studio in Newlyn, which was formerly occupied by Stanhope Forbes, and coincides with an exhibition of Forbes' work at Penlee House. The exhibition will be presented in part at the gallery, with larger works also on view at the historic studio to which they relate.

VIRGINIA BOUNDS - Here Am I
A VIEW OF ST IVES BAY

A VIEW OF ST IVES BAY

22nd July to 29th August 2017

As part of this year's Summer Show, we have asked a group of invited contemporary artists to respond to a theme set by the gallery. Given the many changes that have impacted the town in recent times; extensive development; the expansion of Tate St Ives; wide-ranging political, social, economic and environmental change, we have settled on a deliberately broad theme of 'A View of St Ives Bay', which encompasses St Ives and the surrounding area, stretching from Godrevy Head to Man's Head.

A VIEW OF ST IVES BAY
CHRISTOPHER MARVELL - Recent Sculpture

CHRISTOPHER MARVELL - Recent Sculpture

22nd July to 29th August 2017

A group of recent works by Christopher Marvell, presented as part of this year's rich and varied Summer Show. Marvell has exhibited with the gallery for more than 10 years, producing a wide range of his distinctive figures, birds and animals for solo and mixed exhibitions. A popular artist, Marvell's bronzes manage to combine an almost child-like freshness of vision with humour and pathos to give a very personal glimpse at the human condition.

CHRISTOPHER MARVELL - Recent Sculpture
GRAHAM RICH - A Cabinet of Riches

GRAHAM RICH - A Cabinet of Riches

22nd July to 29th August 2017

Devon-based artist Graham Rich has shown regularly with the gallery since a landmark solo exhibition in 2009, 'Open Sea'. As part of this year's Summer Show, we have asked Graham to present a group of his smaller works for an intense display utilising a glass display cabinet and a small side gallery. Combining his love of sailing with his work as an artist, Graham makes beguiling paintings on wooden panels found during his travels on the River Dart and surrounding rivers and seas.

GRAHAM RICH - A Cabinet of Riches
GUY TAPLIN - Six Works

GUY TAPLIN - Six Works

22nd July to 29th August 2017

A group of six works by Guy Taplin on display as part of our Summer Show. Taplin's story has become almost folkloric in its repeated telling. Originally from London's East End, Taplin became interested in birds whilst working as a bird keeper at Regents Park in the 1970s. He began making avian sculpture using found wood that washed up on the beach near his studio in Wivenhoe, Essex. Taplin's work is highly regarded and has featured in recent sell-out solo shows at Messum's, London.

GUY TAPLIN - Six Works