Belgrave St Ives - Modern & Contemporary Art
JOHN EMANUEL - Paintings & Monoprints

JOHN EMANUEL - Paintings & Monoprints

10th to 31st July 2021

John Emanuel moved to Cornwall in 1964, making a living signwriting to support his family while he developed his drawing and painting skills with the help of artist friends such as John Wells, Denis Mitchell and Alexander Mackenzie.

Inspired by a love of his subject - the figure and the figure embraced by the landscape - Emanuel has developed a distinctive method of working. Often using a limited palette there is a sculptural quality to the work as the surfaces are worked and reworked to realise the form.

Since the early 1980s Emanuel has lived in St Ives, working from one of the famous Porthmeor Studios overlooking the beach. He is a member of Penwith Society of Art and Newlyn Society of Artists.

JOHN EMANUEL - Paintings & Monoprints
ALAN WALLWORK - Ceramics

ALAN WALLWORK - Ceramics

10th to 31st July 2021

Alan Wallwork (1931-2019) was one of the most distinctive post-War potters. His commitment to hand building was unfailing over some fifty years. He was, from the outset, remarkably inventive, making a range of individual forms that drew on the landscape, that resembled archaic, sometimes totemic shapes, and, most familiarly, structures in nature; seed pods, pebbles, shells and fossils. His techniques included coiling, slabbing and shaping directly in the hand, and occasionally using thrown components. The surfaces are varied; often pitted and pierced or abraded, sometimes as smooth as an egg or stone. There is an intimacy, a tactility about Alan's work. It needs to be touched, the smaller pieces cupped and turned in the palm.

ALAN WALLWORK - Ceramics