CRITIC’S CHOICE BY ANDREW LAMBIRTH
11TH JULY – 5TH SEPTEMBER 2010
Andrew Lambirth has selected 14 artists for his Critic’s Choice
exhibition at The Wills Lane Gallery in St. Ives
11th July-5th September 2010
Victoria Achache, Adrian Berg, Marcia Blakenham, Tyrel
Broadbent, Stephen Chambers, Roland Collins, Nigel Ellis, Jason
Gathorne-Hardy, Maggi Hambling, John Hubbard, David
Inshaw, Tory Lawrence, Colin Self, Jo Welsh
Lambirth provocatively claims "St Ives is famous for its art, but
it's high time there was some new blood in the galleries of
Cornwall. I have chosen 14 artists mostly from the south and east
of England to shake up the rock pools. From painting to print-
making and ceramics, this critic's choice offers variety and
excellence in a concentrated form, easy to take."
Despite Lambirth’s stance he seems to have taken St. Ives to heart
and selected work which will feel at home. Waves by Maggi
Hambling, etchings by Colin Self including “Crab, plaice and
prawns” and “Flag by the Sea”, drawings of black headed gulls by
Jason Gathorne-Hardy, gouaches and oils of Cornish landscapes
by Nigel Ellis, Tory Lawrence and Roland Collins, and ceramic
fish by Marcia Blakenham. Other work which is less obviously
connected includes David Inshaw’s paintings of dreamlike
landscapes and etchings of cricket matches, John Hubbard’s
watercolour colour-play studies of trees, Stephen Chambers’
sensuous colour pattern screenprints, Jo Welsh’s boxes, Victoria
Achache’s colour gouaches - which Lambirth describes as being of
Mediterranean intensity - and the quirky ceramic tiles of Tyrel
Broadbent which reference imagery from the past as well as
satirising the present.
A delight for the eye don’t miss this exhibition.
Andrew Lambirth is currently the art critic for The Spectator and
from 1990 to 2002 was contributing editor of the Royal Academy
of Arts Magazine. He has written many monographs on artists
such as Stephen Chambers. His book on David Inshaw will be
published this year.
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buyers, especially those who wish to start or add to a collection.
Since its rebirth nearly 3 years ago the gallery has exhibited a
wide range of work in different media, by living artists at
different stages in their careers.
Gallery opening times: Wednesday-Saturday 10.30 am - 5.30 pm
11.00 am - 4.00 pm
Monday & Tuesday
Closed but open 12th and 13th July, 2010