Solo Exhibition - Connections 2013


Paintings and Drawings
An Art Exhibition presented by
Beryl Desmond

Through a dynamic engagement with paint, artist Beryl Desmond explores the concept of bridging, its metaphoric nature and vertiginous structure. Drawing on site, a visual language is developed that is later translated through paint.

This artist’s enthusiasm for her practice is reflected in the energetic mark making that encourages subjects to teeter between reality and abstraction. By painting and over painting, glimpses of former marks remain in the work, suggesting echoes of the palimpsest, as found in mediaeval manuscripts.

Included in this exhibition will be work based on the West Country’s icon structures – the Clifton Suspension Bridge and Pulteney Bridge, Bath.

Exploring the freedom of drawing with eyes closed, Beryl Desmond takes drawing beyond its representational and preparatory roles, giving it autonomy of its own. By negating the critical eye, questions are posed concerning the significance of the resulting marks when sight is not involved.  

This Bath based artist, graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art (Painting) from Bath Spa University in 2011
and now works from her studio at 44AD, the Contemporary Artspace in the centre of Bath.


Friday 5th April 2013

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