Charlie Waite, Graeme Chisholm, Iona Rowland, GX Gallery, 43 Denmark Hill, London SE5, 22nd April – 9th May 2015
This is an interesting group exhibition.
I am sure many of you will know the striking work of the photographer Charlie Waite, who incidentally is the founder of The Landscape Photographer of the Year Award. He says about this show:“There is a universal response to beauty that is therapeutic and brings great joy. It is ‘wealth’- giving for each of us, each time we access it. In this exhibition I am sharing my personal response to those moments of beauty that I have discovered as I travelled around the world – be they man-made or natural”.
Graeme Chisholm colourful paintings reflect our frenetic world whether in the city or countryside. He comments: ‘When I sit down to paint I often set rules that I willfully transgress and so give nature its say. I sometimes, for example, allow the line to walk, turn, walk a little more, then turn once again before wandering off the picture plane.’
In her pictures Iona Rowland captures both the “marriage” between fashion and sex and how a love of excess can make fashion itself become over-the-top. She describes her approach saying “I deconstruct, reconstruct and abstract these surfaces; turning commerce into critique, realism into revelation.”