Paper Matters 2018

Works on paper: cut-outs/collage/drawings

Art First in residence at Eagle Gallery
159 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 3AL

6-30 June 2018

Wednesday to Friday: 11am–6pm • Saturday: 11am–4pm
Bus routes: 19; 38; 63; 341 • Underground: Farringdon

Paper Matters installation image Paper Matters installation image Paper Matters installation image Paper Matters installation image Simon Lewty, Pages from a Book of a Cloud, 2016, acrylic on gesso on tissue, each 26 x 26 cm Christopher Cook, DMZ Still Life, 2017, graphite on paper, 72 x 102 cm Bridget Macdonald, The Midsummer Mare 2, 2017, charcoal on paper, 81 x 122 cm Will Maclean, Homage to Gerrard Winstanley, 2017, mixed media collage, 30 x 20.5 cm Jack Milroy, Flowerfall III, 2018, cut & constructed book pages, 205 x 30 x 10 cm

This is the second exhibition in our planned series, Paper Matters, and once again it takes place in the form of a ‘Residency’ at the Eagle Gallery in Clerkenwell, where Emma Hill directs her programme of museum quality independent exhibitions.

Bookish could be an alternative title and indeed it is an adjective that may be applied to all five artists in different ways. ‘Art and Literature’ is another shared category. Perhaps the underlying common denominator is the implication of narrative, for every piece tells a story of some kind, leaving it wide open for our interpretation, the way poetry does.

Each participant has taught in a national art school and they each have work in distinguished museum and other public collections in the UK and abroad. Over the past two decades they have formed connections and enjoyed dialogues while exhibiting at ART FIRST and we would like to share the quiet resonances between them, with you; the viewer and the collector.

Exhibiting Artists
Christopher Cook / Simon Lewty / Will Maclean / Bridget Macdonald / Jack Milroy

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