Forgive me, Father. It is a month since my last blog post. Hang on, that’s wrong. (Though reading some blogs it seems that the authors treat them like confessionals!) But, apart from one or two reblogs, it is nearly a month since my last blog. I’m blaming Christmas followed by inertia (or lack of it). Anyway, I’ve still been doing arty things and going to a few shows so time to do a post.
neo:artists current exhibition, which finishes at the weekend, is called neo:presents. (Evidently, as it has run for most of December, the pun was intentional.) There was some excellent work on show from a large number of artists. As always, I can’t really do justice to all the artists represented – there were nearly a hundred works – so these are just some of the ones there.
You know I like the charcoal works of Sharon Forrest:
I’m familiar with Sandra Bouguerch’s video and photographic work, but here she had some drawings and ‘paintings’ on display. I was going to put ‘more conventional’ but pencil drawings on paper plates (Plated Up) and self portraits painted with Chocolate Flavour Slim Fast are not really conventional techniques. I’m looking forward to Sandra’s exhibition at New Mills in the near future.
Handout (Dry-point etching) by Lucie Wilson