In the Ceri Richards Gallery is a collection of around 40 paintings by Carys Evans – her first solo exhibition since graduating in fine art in Swansea in 2013. The pictures are varied in size and in medium, but all of them share Carys’s persistent themes: female figures in domestic settings; birds, cats and other animals; toys, dolls and other objects, mysterious in their isolation.
Prof. Tim Davies, who opened the exhibition on 24 September, talked about a reticence in Carys’s paintings. The calm gaze of the women in them holds back an interior, inaccessible life; the viewer is left to try and complete the picture.
Carys Evans, Oriel Ceri Richards, Taliesin, Swansea University, 24 September to 29 October 2016.
Thanks to Daniel Staveley for his photos.