|John Dougill ~
21 may to 13 june 2010
| studio 1.1
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Open Wed to Sun, 12 to 6 pm or by appointment.
Private view: Thursday 20th May, 6 - 9pm
The appearance of the natural world meets the experience of painting in John Dougill's new group of paintings. In the past his paintings were a response to the changing features of the London sky: vapour trails, sunsets, and the accumulating effects of contamination, witnessed first-hand from his high window near London Bridge. Now that his view is of a newly-built block of luxury flats, he has turned to a long standing fascination with the Sea. ÊRepetition is implicit in this subject as it is in this particular painter's practice; 'renewal' is found in each new encounter. A new sequence of small paintings follows the sea as it ebbs and flows in the consciousness. He has been absorbed by the distant look to the horizon as well as the immediacy of the endless assault on the shore. Where presence is a moment of recognition, the tide-line of memory. (These fragments I have shored against my ruin).
Artist notes on this group of works:
SEA. In and Out, Left to Right and Right to Left, Here and There, Up and Down, Coming and Going, Tumult and Withdrawal, Gaining and Losing, Something and Nothing, Hello and Goodbye.
HORIZON. Most Far Away, a Division, Scrutinized, Never-To-Be-In, an Edge, an Invitation, an Ending.
For more information or images contact:
Michael Keenan on 07952 986 696