Autumn Exhibition featuring
13th Nov – 19th Dec
Artwave West, Morcombelake, Dorset, DT6 6DY 01297 489746
Artwave West Gallery in Dorset features enthralling and richly executed paintings by
Louise McClary in their Autumn Exhibition.
Intertwined ribbons of paint and dusty powdery tints sensitively brushed against
luminous mists of colour seem to direct us to natural environments; the Cornish
landscape that McClary has a deep affinity with has indeed constantly driven her work.
Entwined root patterns, overgrown paths, pools of shining water, mists and vapours,
these are all exquisitely suggested in the fields of glowing colour, organic shapes and
meandering lines in the delicately painted surfaces.
A minute intricacy of web-like lines and strands draws us closer and closer into the
painting where we see the history of the making; brushing, drawing and placing
coloured accents over layers almost conceals the numerous shifts and interventions,
but they are still there deep within the complexity.
There are no horizons to be found, no perspectives of the conventional sort, no fixed
points that mark beginning or end, no specific reference to scale or proportion. Instead
everything revolves, floats, diffuses, sparkles, concentrates, undulates, propagates and
disperses. Sensations are quietly nudged: stillness, silence, brilliance, loss or elation.
McClary’s exciting paintings reveal a rich underlying poetry that transcends landscape
reference to leave the most acute sense of a spectacular emotion.
The exhibition will run from 13th November to 19th December, open Wednesday to
Saturday 10-4pm or by appointment.
Written by Martin Goold