Belgrave St Ives - Modern & Contemporary Art
BRIAN RICE - Recent Paintings

BRIAN RICE - Recent Paintings

14th October to 4th November 2019

'In February 2014 I had an exhibition of my early early work (1959 - 1970 ) at the Redfern Gallery, London. I have found in the past that reviewing my work in a major exhibition has brought about a change in direction. In this case, having the opportunity to review work I made 55 - 60 years ago, I felt that there were many avenues I had failed to explore in my youthful rush to make new work. I decided that I would make my future work based on the influences and ideas embedded in my paintings of the 1960's. Those influences being mainly Constuctivism and it's offshoots in the Bauhaus and De Stijl.

The paintings in this exhibition are spontaneous creations that have come about as a result of my revisiting this early work. Like the paintings the titles are mostly words I have created, although on occasions I have found words in books or on road signs that have appealed to me.'

BRIAN RICE - Recent Paintings
GRAHAM RICH - A Different Kind of Space

GRAHAM RICH - A Different Kind of Space

14th October to 4th November 2019

'I built my first boat when I was ten and since then boats and water have been important to me. The sailing boat in my work first appeared as an involuntary image - an image that Herbert Read had called 'eidetic', an image that precedes conscious thought. I began scratching the image of my own boat on pieces of wood found as we voyaged around the coast. By using found material, I was able to release a different kind of space in my work and unlock the realisation that 'the found is more powerful than the made'. The addition of the etched boat would mysteriously reveal the coastlines, weather conditions, harbours and underwater hazards of our real voyaging experiences. Sometimes, a piece of wood would reveal the image of the very place where it had been found.'

GRAHAM RICH - A Different Kind of Space