Galleries - July 2016

JULY 2016 GALLERIES CORNWALL AND WEST COUNTRY 21 and Newlyn Gallery fly the flag for cutting edge. Currently they are showing the work of artist Imran Qureshi. In a tripartite exhibition Newlyn is displaying his works on paper recalling the intricate delicacy of Mughal Miniatures subverted to reflect a contemporary idiom, while at The Exchange Qureshihas created an installation where painted images spill from the canvas across walls and floors with a fluidity that reflects on the nearness of the sea and the depiction of water in traditional miniature painting. The third venue is Truro Cathedral (until 15 July) where his vast installation occupies much of the south aisle, spills over pews and flows into the nave. Out of Helston, on the edge of Helford is the contemporary space Kestle Barton ; this month’s show is of Nicola Bealing’s ‘dark and perceptive commentary on human nature’. Cornish art is a major theme at Tregony Gallery, recently taken over by Judiand Brian Green, who continue to promote local artists, and in their summer show they have introduced the Tregony Gallery Art Prize showcasing exceptional work from Truro and Penwith College. Headed up by Chris Insoll, The New Gallery at Porthscatho aims to be a community of artists first and a ‘showroom’ second, providing access to some of the area’s best artists’ work. Pip Palmer clockwise from top S ara Moorhouse ‘The St Ives Collection’ Petronilla Silver. Enzo Marra ‘Yellow Invigilator 2’ Tregony Gallery. Imran Qureshi floor works Newlyn Gallery and The Exchange. Ffiona Lewis ‘Spoonbait, Lemon Yellow’ Belgrave St Ives. Philip Naylor ‘Thirteen Measures (Quartz)’ Padstow Studio. Kurt Jackson ‘Alabama Shakes, Pyramid stage Glastonbury’ Jackson Foundation. Esther Smith ‘Hare Wood’ Yew Tree Gallery