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13 May - 17 June 2006

Artonomy Fine Art is pleased to announce the forthcoming exhibition of paintings by Marcelle Hanselaar: Intimate Conversations (Room 1) New Prints by Angie Lewin (Room 2) and Etchings by Jason Hicklin (Room 3).

Marcelle Hanselaar is showing a series of compelling paintings, which reveal a mature and open artist capable of reflecting the deeper aspects of human behavior. Her often ambiguous and sometimes erotically charged images show a 'forceful self-analysis in an expressionist style' (John McEwen, Sunday Telegraph) and tackle the pendulum of human relationships, of half concealed gestures and hidden agendas. The intensity of Hanselaar's painting is further strengthened by the conviction of her mark making combined with a rich but often unsettling palette. 'The notion of a parallel universe, of what goes on beneath our pleasing and pleasant appearance is a constant theme in both my oil paintings and in my etchings', she comments.

Hanselaar will be exhibiting later this year in Australia and her prints are currently touring Europe in a group show with Paula Rego and Ana Maria Pacheco. The artist will be giving a talk about her work and practice at the gallery on Saturday 13th May at 2.00pm. Admission is free but it is advisable to book a place.

Angie Lewin's new series of prints are both elegant and playful in their depiction of flowers, seed heads and fauna enriched by a strong sense of tone and colour. The contemporary nature of the prints is enhanced by a nostalgic sensibility, which makes connections with 1950s fabric design and the surface patterns of William Morris' Kelmscott Press. An array of recent media interest is confirmation of Lewinís rising reputation as an artist who is able to create both enlivened images whilst retaining a sense of order and pattern.

Jason Hicklin's etchings and drawings are based on and inspired by the rugged landscape and weather of the British Isles. He is showing a series of etchings of Cornwall portraying the county's unique coastline.

Marcelle Hanselaar was born in Rotterdam, Holland. She studied at the Royal Academy, the Hague (1962-'64) and at the Rijks Academy, Amsterdam (1977 - 78). Hanselaar taught painting at S.W. Teaching University, Chongqing, China and also taught drawing at Sotheby's Educational Institute, London. Hanselaar is a Member of the Royal Society of Painter/Printmakers (ARE) and of The London Group.

Angie Lewin studied BA (Hons) Fine Art Printmaking at Central St. Martins, 1983 -1986, followed by postgraduate printmaking at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts.
Lewin has exhibited in various group shows including 10th Norwich Print Fair and Images in the City at The Geffrye Museum, London in 2005; and Celebration 3 Fournier Street, London and Originals 04 at Mall Galleries, London in 2004.

Independent, Saturday 5th November 2005.

"You know when something's good because it looks like it's been there for ever. Take Angie Lewin's screen-printed fabrics for Norfolk based company St. Jude's. They have a familiarity that makes you think they must have been designed in the 1950s - the pattern and the colours just seem to fit. In fact her Dandelions One design is brand new this year."

Jason Hicklin graduated from St Martin's in 1988 and the Central School of Art in 1993 and in the same year he was elected a member of the Royal Society of Painters and Printmakers. Hicklin also holds the position of Royal Engraver.

Artonomy Fine Art is Cornwall's newest independent space for Contemporary art housed on the first floor of a beautiful former 19th century theological library in Green Street, Truro.

Intimate Conversations: Paintings by Marcelle Hanselaar
New Prints by Angie Lewin
Etchings by Jason Hicklin
Exhibition runs from 13 May - 17 June 2006. Gallery opening hours: Monday ñ Saturday 10.00am - 5.30pm

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Please contact Helen Phillips or Elaine Hayman with any additional questions or queries on telephone: 01872 277733