Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Resonance Art exhibition in the Royal Opera Arcade Gallery

The Katherine Maginnis visual arts agency is launching its first exhibition with a collection of abstract paintings at the ROA Gallery, London. Collaborating with emerging and midcareer artists of various disciplines, the intention is to develop work that is guided by a visceral sensibility. The show explores the interplay between the internal state and the exterior world inhabited by the artists. Painters, Dragica Carlin, Simon Cook, Nicholas de Serra and Clare Wilson interpret their surroundings, experiences and memories, to create works that are underpinned by an emotional resonance.  

Dragica Carlin searches for an abstract visual language that captures a metaphysical narrative. Through her paintings, Carlin explores the notion of the reciprocal action between man and his environment.  

Simon Cook’s new body of work has been paired down to an abstract entity. Employing natural materials with a synthetic colour palette, Cook creates paintings which posses a luminous quality and a spiritual connection.

Nicholas De Serra takes us on a journey where duality and difference combine to create works that quietly resonate. Influenced by the economic/political landscape and his rural surroundings, his densely detailed pieces are neither ‘Concrete’ nor descriptive narratives.

Clare Wilson’s paintings emerge from a process of layering, removing and reworking - in doing so, the works are simplified to a place of stillness. Wilson draws from the detail of a moment, its curious shadows, abstract movements, textures and memories which resurface in a veiled light.

Curated by Samia Ashraf

Open:                    Monday 4th April to Sunday 9th April 2011
Time:                     Daily 11am – 8pm
Address:              The ROA Gallery, 5b Pall Mall, London SW1Y 4UY
Nearest Tube:    Piccadilly Circus
Tel:                         020 3501 1570
Email:                    kate@katherinemaginnis.com
Website:              www.katherinemaginnis.com

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