Batten Down (one of my favourites)
Well, Bridport is on my doorstep anyway!
Before Christmas The Man and I went to the Dalí/Deauchamp exhibition at the Royal Academy. It was okay, interesting. Last night I went to the Bridport Art Centre for Dialogues concerning the land an exhibition by artist Beverley Rouwen, and ceramicist, Douglas Reeve. I loved it. I’m no artist and I’ve not studied art appreciation but there is no doubt in my mind that my excitement towards the creations I saw in Bridport far outweighed any feelings I had for the works I saw in London. Okay, these people are acquaintances, but I have not know them long and I wouldn’t bother to write anything about it, if I hadn’t been bowled over by what I saw.
The collection is divided into three sections, Trees, Skynets and Landscapes and each part included something that I enjoyed. The harmony of the porcelain and paintings reached out to me. I’m not even a fan of ‘contemporary’ or ‘modern’ art, whatever you wish to call it, but these were nothing less than fabulous. Pity our little house and tiny walls are not really up to housing any of the installations I saw. But I can dream. . .
The exhibition is on until the 27th January, open 10am until 4pm Tuesday to Saturday. If you would like to know more about these two and their work then check out Beverley’s website here and Doug’s website here.
Powersky 2 (probably not the best angle for a photograph, but I may have been intimidated by the presence of Brendan Buesnel – the official photographer )
A small section of ‘Were you invited?’ It’s actually 65x180cm. Love it.
Were you invited…ceramics
4 thoughts on “Note Number 49. . .Why go to London when you can have art like this on your doorstep. . .”
Sorry I missed the opening but I will stop by later next week – sounds like a triumph for the Reevsters! I have seen some of these works on their home turf of course!
It’s wonderful. I would love one of the installations but we would have to find a bigger house!
‘Batten Down’. Is beautiful
They were all beautiful Val. Happy Birthday for the other day by the way. 🙂 x