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A Voice Less Loud

Thursday 3rd to 15th November 2011

22 Post Office Road The Square Bournemouth

A Voice Less Loud

Walking down a grey and cheerless street in SE London, anticipating a distant

glimpse of the Wapping Thames, I passed hoardings up around a derelict

house. A builder, a workman, a dusky soul had passed by with a bucket of

paint, in excess. With jerky movements of the arm he had snappily pelted

paint around the hoardings. He had made one vast, chaotic, dazzling frame

of thick, glossy blobs to the dilapidating house behind. The eyes of the

wooden hoardings peeked out.

The vim within these gobbets of paint had been kindled by an impetuosity.

They were also loaded to the core with zest, spirit, pith, integrity. And maybe

some rage.

The surprise within ordinary things provides rich pickings. I too am always trying

to get rid of the excess paint. Through a slow, often exasperating time of

elimination and extraction I hope to make surfaces, marks, abstract images

that convey something profoundly felt. I would like simply to offer a new leaf.

Nell Race, October 2011

Nell Race studied at the Central School of Art and Design (Central St.

Martins), Wimbledon College of Art and Design and has a BAHons in

Printed Textiles, 1974, from West Surrey College of Art and Design

(University for the Creative Arts).

She has been exhibiting her work since 1974, including many solo shows. Her

work is in collections in the UK, Belgium, France, Greece and the USA.