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
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.