Wednesday, 28 March 2012

There is a place... at NAG

Yesterday I popped to New Art Gallery Walsall to see the 'There is a place...' show.  The whole exhibition was fantastic, don't think there was a piece I didn't love, here's the blurb followed by some pic's. 

There is a Place...brings together a group of artists who explore our psychic connectivity to landscape.  The drawings, paintings and prints within the exhibition reveal 'a sense of place' as seemingly generic urban and suburban views evoke personal and collective memories.  The reverie of teenage hideouts, suburban housing estates and motorway junctions, each depicted in painstaking detail, are at once familiar yet unnerving for all. 
The artists in this exhibition capture the most overlooked and peripheral spaces of our towns and cities, those unremarkable and unclaimed spaces that we each make our own.

Lovely, lovely postcards and sketchbooks from Graham Chorlton's collection

Beautiful pencil drawings by Barry Thompson, it was so nice to see them in the flesh

Laura Oldfield Ford's drawings of Walsall

Christiane Baumgartner

My absolute favourite, Graham Chorlton 

These window paintings and prints by Paul Winstanley were lovely 

The local legend, George Shaw 

And finally, not as part of the 'There is a place...' exhibition but on the same floor, the extraordinary film piece by Zarina Bhimji 'Yellow Patch' 

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