the walk gallery
23 King Edward Walk, London SE1 7PR
Tel: 020 7928 3786 Open 10.30 – 6.30 Mon-Fri,
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at the walk
23rd June – 4th August
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri, 10.30 – 6.30
The Walk celebrates the summer by presenting a mélange of artists and media in a group show to infuse and arouse the senses. Landscape paintings, aquarelles and abstract canvasses will be displayed alongside etchings, drawings and digital prints. This show is not about trends and fashions in art; the viewer is invited to put aside any preconceptions and embrace diversity, experience pure visual pleasure, and enjoy this unique gallery, set in a grade-II listed Edwardian house.
Natalie Abadzis is showing a series of watercolours and etchings, freely executed in her distinctive narrative style. Marie Wylan expresses light and emotion through paint while Claire Harrison uses the landscape genre in an entirely different way, using natural forms to create symbolic abstract canvasses. Anita Peace draws her inspiration from the superb creativity of Indian weavers. In Nina Rowley's finely executed drawings, the human form is uncannily entwined with organic matter, resulting in a subtle balance between surrealist vision and direct observation.
Annabelle Elford' s works on paper aim to simplify and reduce, taking one single element and painstakingly working with that alone, a process that she likens to that of medieval monks working on their illuminated manuscripts. Starting from ideas derived from his own experience of our society, Chuck Elliott creates sleek Perspex-framed metallic photographic prints that combine dynamic colour and bold linear patterns.
Sophie Mortimer, a visual diarist and reportage artist is interested in catching the spirit or personality of a place and she does so in a fluid and immediate way. Her work is contrasted by Kevin J. Pocock's precise, almost architectural paintings and drawings. Inspired by myths, Susan Paine creates collages that she then goes on to transcribe into paintings.
Graham Mileson, a member of The London Group, and Kitty North share a love of the matière and of bright colours as well as of the British countryside. While North translates her emotive response to nature into symbolic yet recognisable landscapes often executed in an almost fauvist palette, Mileson uses the sharp blade of a credit card "in a pursuit of a personal vision where clumsiness is a precondition of eloquence".