Jul 30-Aug 16 2016 TOWN MILL GALLERIES John Hubbard, Chris Prindl, Patrick Jones - Open a 'pdf' of this press release - return to Galleries PR Index

This selection of paintings were produced between

2001 and 2002, Foaming has never reached the eyes

of an audience outside the studio, so a rare

opportunity for Hubbard aficionados.





EXPRESSION brings together the work of veteran

painters’ John Hubbard and Patrick Jones and the

ceramicist Chris Prindl.

They all have connections to the USA and currently

live in the South West of England.

The paintings in this exhibtion evoke the essence of

coastal waters and although they were produced

many decades apart they are united by a shared

experience and cultural influences.

Patrick Jones was born in England in 1948, and

studied at Exeter, Gloucestershire and Birmingham

Colleges of Art, before taking a Masters in Fine Art at

the Maryland Institute in the United States. He now

lives and works from his Devon studio and continues

to exhibit internationally.

In 1982 he took part in the Triangle Workshops in

New York and was chosen by Clement Greenberg for

the Triangle New York exhibition, meeting and

working alongside Larry Poons, Helen Frankenthaler,

Jules Olitski and many other influential artists.

John Hubbard was born in Connecticut, USA in 1931,

he read English at Harvard before going to Japan,

where he served in the United States army. In 1956

he studied at the Art Students League, New York and

at Provincetown, Massachusetts with Hans Hofman.

He has lived in Dorset since 1961, and his work can

be found in major public collections worldwide.

Since the 60’s Hubbard has concentrated on a kind of

painting which goes beyond the depiction of

appearance, alluding to natural forms, to the rhythms

of growing things and recreating the experience of

being in a particular place.

This collection of paintings are part of a series

produced in his London studio in 1982, directly after

the Triangle Workshop. They are an expression of

being in the visible world, subconscious images and

experiences filtering through to the canvas.

They were exhibited in 1983 in Greenwich to a

distinguished audience including Sir Anthony Caro,

John Hoyland and Clement Greenberg.

The majority of paintings from this period are now in

private collections worldwide.

EXPRESSION has been devised especially for Town

Mill Gallery by Deborah Wood from The Art Room.

Wood is an experienced arts professional who has

been facilitating exhibitions in the South West since

1989 when she was Manager of Spacex Gallery,

Exeter. The Art Room was opened in 2008 and gained

a reputation for high quality exhibitions by leading

artists/educators with links to the region. Wood

currently operates as an independent curator and

web based gallery.

The Town Mill Gallery is run by a membership

organisation founded in 2010, and provides an

accessible exhibition space for local artists and


Saturday 30th July to Tuesday 16th August

Open 10.30 4.30 pm each day

Malthouse Gallery, Town Mill, Lyme Regis,

Dorset, DT7 3PU

For further information please contact Deborah

Wood, theartroom@eclipse.co.uk

American ceramicist Chris Prindl was born in

Frankfurt in 1968, he has lived in Sussex and Japan,

moving to Cornwall 20 years ago.

Chris Prindl first started making pots in 1987 with

Toshiko Takaezu while at Princeton University. After

graduating he went to Japan as an apprentice with

Takao Okazaki in Yamagata. He lived and worked with

the Okazakis for 2 years and was introduced to many

Japanese ceramic techniques and styles.

Over the last decade his work has developed in many

directions. At the same time as making increasingly

monumental bowls, jars and Moon Jars of late, he

has produced the finest pieces in porcelain. These

delicate bowls, dressed in their tantalizing glazes are

a feature of the exhibition.