The Shapes of Nature
16 June - 12 August 2016
We are delighted to introduce this vibrant body of recent work by Alexandra Haynes in her first exhibition at Art First. Re-adopting an exhibiting life as someone who elicited much attention as a young artist starting out, Haynes now returns with the assurance of a long-continued studio practice away from the public eye.
The paintings make magpie borrowings wherever she is - be it the Caribbean, Australia or pottering around in Cornish rockpools. Colours are uncompromising and mesmerising and the spatial engagement consummately makes use of the liberties carved out by surrealist and expressionist forebears.
There will be a fully-illustrated publication, including an essay by Anna McNay.