2 April 2022: Harriet Porter Paintings, Sara Moorhouse Ceramics
2 April to 30 April
Opening today in the gallery our new exhibition features the beautiful pared down still life paintings of Harriet Porter, depicting light angling in on small silver vessels on a shelf of her south London studio. Some of these vessels may be familiar those of us of a certain vintage. I recognise one teapot which my mother kept in a sideboard for special occasions. I cannot recall it ever being used.
We comfort ourselves by reliving memories of protection. Something closed must retain our memories, while leaving them their original value as images. Memories of the outside world will never have the same tonality as those of home and, by recalling these memories, we add to our store of dreams; we are never real historians, but always near poets, and our emotion is perhaps nothing but an expression of a poetry that was lost.
Ceramics are by Sara Moorhouse. They are colourful, uplifting and sing out in the early spring sunshine slanting its way into the gallery interior.
2 April to 30 April
M3. Large Wide Angular Arable Landscape, Stoneware, H13.5 x D26 cm. Sold
M5. Large Splayed Arable Landscape, Stoneware, H12 x D26.5 cm. £750
M4. Large Tall Angular Arable Landscape, Stoneware, H15.5 x D24.5 cm. £850
Unlike the teapot for special occasions, the words below were oft-used by my mother:
Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
– Aedh wishes for the cloths of Heaven, W B Yeats
Please click on the images for links to Sara and Harriet’s works on our website.
All artworks are for sale. We ship worldwide.
The exhibition runs from 2 to 30 April. We are open 7 days a week, 10-5 Monday to Saturday and 11.15 to 4 on Sunday. For further images or for video footage please contact the gallery.
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