Art work from members of the Devon Artist Network, as well as an exhibition exploring how artists in the South West use colour to portray the dramatic, epic beauty of southern landscape, will be on display at Exeter’s gloss gallery this summer.
The Devon Artist Network exhibition will be a forerunner to September’s Devon Open Studios event, and will show work by members of one of the most popular arts organisations in the region, boasting a varied display of over 50 paintings, sculptures and ceramics in the main gallery.
Exhibition co-ordinator Karen McCammon, said: “It is a great opportunity for the public to get a taster of what to expect from Devon Open Studios (DOS) this September. The amount of applicants for this exhibition has been overwhelming, so we have some really incredible work going up for the show.”
(We should also say that the Devon Artist Network exhibition has been sponsored by Gilbert Stephens Solicitors.)
Meanwhile, in gloss galleries one and three, The Art of Colour exhibition brings together more than 20 regional artists’ work.
gloss-Art Exeter manager Lucinda Cusdin aid: “The Art of Colour will explore how artists see colour in rural Devon and Cornwall.
“We have a fantastic selection of paintings and have dedicated special displays to renowned artists Yvonne Coomber, Ashley Hanson and Daniel Holmes-Adams.
“We are also using the opportunity to show off some new artists that have recently joined the gloss stable this year, including Colin T Johnson, Ceri Hunston, Brian Turner, Arthur Homeshaw and Double Elephant printmaker Anna Sabin.
“New work by photographer Charles Turner, John Hurford, Isobel Osborne, glass by Shakspeare Glass, Richard Witham, Ruth Bowyer and ceramics by Michael Taylor and Chris Hawkins will also go on display for this all-embracing, vibrant exhibition.’
Devon Artist Network and The Art of Colour will take place at gloss Art Exeter at No 1 Barnfield Crescent, Exeter (opposite the Barnfield Theatre) from Friday, July 5 until Saturday, August 24, with a private view on Thursday, July 4 at 6-9pm.
Further information is available by calling the gallery on 01392 278522