CLASSICAL ROOTS
New Paintings

 

Congratulations are in order for one of the artists currently exhibiting in our ‘Classical Roots’ show. Daniel Nelis has scooped  the Irish Arts Review / Ireland U.S Council Portraiture Award.  His work has also been selected for this year’s Herbert Smith Freehills portrait award (formerly ‘the BP award’) at the National Portrait Gallery which begins in July.

until 22 June

Alex Callaway, Will Calver, Comhghall Casey, Andrew Crocker, Marc Entwisle, Nathan Ford, Stephanie Mills, Daniel Nelis, Zuzanna Salamon, James Needham, Katherine Jackson, Jennifer McRae, Rob Pittam, Helen Simmonds, Lotta Teale, Nneka Uzoigwe-Davies and Conor Walton.

 

Dark Turned Fields, Oil on Panel 30 x 42 cm. £5,000

 

From ‘Given’ by Wendell Berry

‘I dream of a quiet man
who explains nothing and defends
nothing, but only knows
where the rarest wildflowers
are blooming and who goes
and finds that he is smiling
not by his own will.’

Another talented artist showing for the first time with Beaux Arts in ‘Classical Roots’ is Stephanie Mills.  Stephanie has shown with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, the Royal Scottish Academy and the Society of Graphic Fine art. In 2022 she was shortlisted for both the Derwent Art Prize and the British Art Prize.

 

The Butterfly Collector, Graphite and chalk on hand toned Paper, 51 x 39 cm (framed), 30 x 21 cm (unframed) Sold

 

There are also some familiar faces on show…..

Self 12.23, Oil on Canvas, 28 x 40 cm. £2,750

 

There is a wonderful collection of Katharina Klug’s ceramics  on display, including this beauty:

18T. Tsubo, Reed Pattern, Dark, Porcelain, 33 cm. £700

 

45B, 46B & 47B. Bowl, Dark, Porcelain, 13 x 19 cm. £320 each

 

 

The star of the show in Anna Gillespie’s sculpture exhibition is stationed like a sentinel in the entrance to the gallery, welcoming visitors in all its bronze leafy glory….

‘Knowledge’ by Louise Bogan

‘Now that I know
That passion warms little
Of flesh in the mold,
And treasure is brittle,

I’ll lie here and learn
How, over their ground,
Trees make a long shadow
And a light sound’

 

Among the Trees (front view), Bronze, Edition 1 of 9, Height 115 cm, Base 30 x 60 cm. POA

 

‘A Dream of Trees’ by Mary Oliver

‘There is a thing in me that dreamed of trees,
A quiet house, some green and modest acres
A little way from every troubling town,
A little way from factories, schools, laments.
I would have time, I thought, and time to spare,
With only streams and birds for company,
To build out of my life a few wild stanzas.
And then it came to me, that so was death,
A little way away from everywhere.

There is a thing in me still dreams of trees.
But let it go. Homesick for moderation,
Half the world’s artists shrink or fall away.
If any find solution, let him tell it.
Meanwhile I bend my heart toward lamentation
Where, as the times implore our true involvement,
The blades of every crisis point the way.

I would it were not so, but so it is.
Who ever made music of a mild day?’

Click on the images above to take you to the individual artists ‘webpages.  The current exhibition runs until 22 June 2024. Anna Gillespie’s sculpture show runs concurrently with the painting exhibition ‘Classical Roots’ and ceramics by Katharina Klug.

 

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Thank you very much for reading.

Aidan.