I would like to warmly invite you to a talk I am giving at my exhibition Back Stories at the Anna Lovely Gallery on Saturday from 2pm.
For this exhibition, celebrating my 60th birthday, I have selected paintings from my archive going back to pictures I painted when I was at school. Almost all of these paintings have not seen the light of day for 15 or 20 years. Each painting has a story to tell about the stages on my journey, during the period before I came and settled in London. In the talk I will be telling some of these stories and also showing items from my archive and some paintings that didn’t make it into the exhibition. .
I have been collaborating with the writer Ambreen Hameed with whom I have been sharing my Back Stories. Ambreen has now made a recording of her reflections on some of the paintings in the exhibition, which you can listen to here: “People coming out of the paint”
If you are able to come, it will be lovely to see you at the Anna Lovely Gallery on Saturday.
Anna Lovely Gallery has invited Trevor Burgess to hold a solo exhibition to mark his 60th birthday. “Back Stories” takes a reflective look back at his journey as an artist.
Trevor Burgess has a long association with the Anna Lovely Gallery and was one of the artists in the very first show when the gallery opened in 2014. He is known for his paintings of everyday urban life and markets around the world, usually using his own snapshot photographs as a source material.
+ Ambreen Hameed speaks about Trevor Burgess’s paintings (see below)
Tessa Holmes – Print making James O’Hara – Digital Drawing Sophie Harris Taylor – Photography Jill Rutter – Ceramics Thomas Gale – Drawing/Painting Curtis Donavan – Painting Kate Newington – Painting Magdalena Michliak – Textiles
Matthew Bateson experiences something of a haunting during the process of painting. He starts the works in a very open, abstract and exploratory way – just pushing the paint around with his brush on the canvas, allowing forms to evolve and interact and letting different colours resonate and bleed into one another. There is no pre-planning or guiding under-drawing to map his terrain.
At some point, the abstract painterly process begins to take its own pictorial rhythms and specific qualities of light, atmosphere and emotional tone begin to pervade the spaces. With each work, accidental marks and a strata of residual pigment establish a ground. Spectral contours of a particular landscape or figurative form emerge almost alchemically from within the materiality of the paint.
We are pleased to be Exhibiting work in the Gallery this year and welcoming you to the Private View and Garden Party on Friday 2nd of September 2022 6pm -9pm
The first 100 works Submitted will be Exhibited in the Show!
Works must be ready for hanging/displaying, no clip frames please There is a size limit of 100cm x 100cm 1 work per Artist Painting, Sculpture, Drawing, Printmaking, Ceramics, Textiles, Photography and Glass are included ceramics and Glass can be displayed in small groups.
Entry Fee £20 Please pay by Bank Transfer with your entry to The Lovely Gallery Account Number 64961865 Sort Code 09 01 28
Delivery Dates Friday 19th August 5pm to 8pm Saturday 20th August 10 am to 5pm
To enter please email an image of your work with Medium, dimensions, title and price by Monday 15th August to email@example.com
Gallery Commission is 40% All works are left at your own Risk The Gallery reserves the right to Refuse a work that is deemed to be offensive.
Collection of unsold works During the week Commencing the 12th of September.
A prize of being included in a Group Exhibition to showcase your work will be awarded to an Artist from Each Category. The Selection will be made by a Panel of Judges this Year. Judges to be Announced!!
Here’s to another Great Show Look forward to Seeing your work
Within the Garden of Hope and Dreams is an exhibition of Emma’s paintings, drawings and sculpture, made through her recent performances in relation to a series of landscapes. A live performance will take place on the opening night which will be screened throughout the duration of the show.
The Sydenham Arts Artists Trail are delighted to promote The Anna Lovely Gallery Exhibition for the winner and runner up from the 2020 Virtual Artists Trail – printmaker Lilophilia and painter Kitty Jenkins.