Exhibition: 'The Language of Paint' by Teresa Narduzzo
23 - 29 November 2005
Candid Galleries, 3 Torrens Street, Islington, London EC1V 1NQ
Tel: 07791 217918
Opening Times: Weekdays 12-7 / Sat & Sun 12-5
Private View: Tuesday 22 November 6-9pm
Teresa Narduzzo Letting the Animal Out 2005 48" X 72" Oil on Canvas
'The Language of Paint' is a solo show of paintings and poetry by London artist Teresa Narduzzo, to be held at the Candid Galleries, Islington, in November. This artist makes powerful abstract oil paintings, some of which are very large and this immense, gritty, industrial space, tucked behind the Angel tube is an ideal setting in which to experience such work.
The paintings on display reveal the artist’s early influences of the American Abstract Expressionists of the 50's, whilst at the same time communicating her own contemporary language of mark making. These pieces are commanding, often energetic, sometimes challenging, full of a dynamism that is expressed in vibrant colour or in the contained use of black and white. Intent is depicted with the use of bold brush strokes and heavily painted palette-knifed surfaces which are at times scraped back to show the raw history of a piece. Delicate grounds are also used together with fluid linear marks, which hint at a hidden language. Within each piece, the artist has created a certain tension; whether the painting is made up of energetic free-flowing large brush strokes or gentle grounds and quiet exclamations, this tension underlies and binds each piece and compels its audience.
Alongside the paintings, the artist will also be exhibiting her poetry; these written pieces are down-to-earth, feeling, thought provoking and at times humorous. As well as giving an insight into the approach to the paintings the poems also stand in their own right: This is an unusual and engaging way in which to read such writing.
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This will be an inclusive, exhilarating show, not to be missed.
'The Language of Paint'
by Teresa Narduzzo; 23 - 29 November at the Candid Galleries,
The Reason For It All 2005 (left) Oil on Canvas 84" x 120" (diptych)
Waking Wishes 2005 (right) Oil on Canvas 60" x 84"