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  • Kellie Miller Arts Gallery 20 Market Street Brighton BN1 1HH (map)
Jonathan Smith: Waiting for the Lights

Jonathan Smith: Waiting for the Lights

The next and final exhibition for 2018 is entitled Cadence, a musical term which denotes a rhythmic or harmonic pattern, especially patterns in which something is experienced.

There are many connections and analogies to be made between music and the visual arts.

With this exhibition, I use this term to express change, possibly a change in direction, subject matter or chemical changes in materials. In the matter of changing subject, it is all possible when an artist has honed their craft by employing this skill to their interest. Whatever the changes, the desired effect is to provoke a response from the viewer, while still recognising the hand of the creator.

I have frequently changed direction and subject matter within my own works and I want to encourage my artists to challenge their practice and produce works from the heart. By following an artist through their journey, watching them develop their subject, choosing a style and exploring the territory and then moving on, I believe change is critical to the success of an artist’s work.

Change is inevitable and it gives me great delight to see my artists never standing still.

I introduce the new works of :

Jonathan Smith

Jonathan’s work is predominately landscaped inspired. The starting point is his surroundings, be it either his home country of Scotland or Sussex where he resides now. For this collection Jonathan will be revealing his cityscape pieces.

His luminous paintings will always be preoccupied by light, colour, space, surface and depth, regardless of the nature of the subject. Like the exhibition title, there is a timeless flow, honesty and integrity to his work.

Paul Wearing

Paul Wearing: Vessels

Paul Wearing: Vessels

The rhythmic activity of creating a coil built ceramic vessel can be seen as mediation depicting the cycle of life.

Paul is capturing the Cadence flow by his craft. Yet, like a magician, there is alchemy in his preferred material. In transforming clay, he is a conductor directing each element yet still allowing space for the unexpected to occur.

So much can be experienced in his vessels, some convey a sense of antiquity whereas others can be seen as urban and or landscaped inspired.

By flowing with the material and surfaces of his vessels Paul embraces small and incremental changes rather than dramatic ones.

Trevor Scobie

Having worked as an illustrator, Trevor naturally produced awe-striking photorealist works inspired by rock pools and moments in the natural world.

Trevor Scobie: Latitude

Trevor Scobie: Latitude

He has put aside his meticulous painting skill, secure in the knowledge that he knows enough of his craft to produce free spirited Monet inspired works.

This moving-on in his work is creating a freedom that is allowing Trevor to just be. There is a beauty in witnessing progression and liberation in an artist’s work.

I hope this exhibition will enable you to see the nuances of change in an artist’s creative journeys.

Earlier Event: September 29
Later Event: February 23
Out of the Dark Exhibition