Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Exhibition Previews

'The New York Trilogy', Plough Arts Centre, Devon,  5 - 24 July 2013

Ashley's well read copy of 'The New York Trilogy' by Paul Auster
We enjoyed a wonderful evening at the Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington on Friday 5th July, where Ashley's latest 'City of Glass 'series of paintings along with work connected to Ashley's travels around the USA, (as a result of a Boise Travel Scholarship from the Slade School of Art) were on display.
The 'City of Glass' is  the first story in The New York Trilogy' by American novelist Paul Auster.  Expect to see lots more work connected to the book as Ashley is still buzzing with ideas and can't wait to get started on paintings inspired by the next 2 stories in the novel.
 As part of the exhibition, Ashley has included some studies/drawings that give an insight into the making of the work and helps connect the viewer to the finished paintings.
Amongst the guests was a 'questionable' character that had a distinctive likeness to 2 of the new paintings 'StillmanStillman 10 & 11'. Thank-you Simon (Bor) for wearing that coat on such a hot night!

The vibrancy of the paintings in this wonderful light open space really shows off the work in all its glory -definitely a show not to miss, the exhibition continues until Saturday 27th July.

'The Art of Colour', Exeter, Devon 4 July - 24 Aug 2013

It was a very busy week as Thursday 4 July was the preview for 2 exhibitions 'The Art of Colour'  & 'Devon Artist Network' at Gloss-Art gallery in Exeter. Ashley was delighted to be showing his 'Porthleven ' series along with other Cornish work in the front room of this beautiful Georgian gallery.
It was a very well attended opening night and a big thank-you to Lucinda for working so hard and making it such a successful evening.
The Hanson Family
A rare photo of Ashley laughing!


Also in the gallery are original lithographs by Picasso, Miro, Matisse and Chagall.

The show continues until Saturday 24 August, hope you can pop by sometime over the summer.