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New paintings by Carys Evans

September 26, 2016 2 Comments
New paintings by Carys Evans

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 […]

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Two Americans in Porto

February 22, 2016 1 Comment
Two Americans in Porto

What comes to mind when you think of a contemporary art gallery?  Probably, big empty spaces, clean geometric vistas, minimal signing, white walls.  The Museo de Serralves in Porto, Portugal’s main centre for modern art, meets all those expectations, and many more.  Its new building was opened in 1999.  The designers not only had a […]

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Angst and the void: Vienna portraits and Mira Schendel

October 18, 2013 2 Comments
Angst and the void: Vienna portraits and Mira Schendel

Two London exhibitions, two very different ways of presenting and seeing art: ‘Facing the modern: portraits in Vienna 1900’ at the National Gallery, and ‘Mira Schendel’ at Tate Modern. We all think we know about art in Vienna in the decades immediately before the First World War.  Politics: a rickety, arthritic empire waiting to be […]

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