Preston Open Exhibition at the Harris Dec to Jan 18

The Preston Open Exhibition for local artists is held at the Harris Art Gallery during December and finishes on the 21st January 2018.  This year’s has a wide selection of creations, some tableaux based on the gallery’s own collection plus a range of paint, photo, sculpture, pottery and more.

Here are 11 selected for one reason or other and with random comments:

If the artists want their name mentioned or to explain the work please let us know.

A pleasing representation of the painting in the Harris ‘Why War?’ by Charles Spencelayh. Preston Open Exhibition at the Harris Jan 18

Pea green boats and owls, what’s not to like. Wish you were here: Preston Open Exhibition at the Harris Jan 18

An imposing multi-layered quite large work with ivy leaves on the hat:Preston Open Exhibition at the Harris Jan 18

 

Well done for this mosaic of vivid colour and flowing fragment shapes, a volcanic eruption perhaps:Preston Open Exhibition at the Harris Jan 18

A tableau of the painting ‘Pauline in the Yellow Dress’ which has been in the Harris since the 1940s, she’s an old gal with a sophisticated air:Preston Open Exhibition at the Harris Jan 18

 

A fullsome piece of meadowland flower bringing bright summer into our dark winter:Preston Open Exhibition at the Harris Jan 18

These are good. The wooden ones have a haunted feel of garden decay, but good decay.
Preston Open Exhibition at the Harris Jan 18

Good colour and old city feel.  Edinburgh Old Town perhaps except for the flag.
Preston Open Exhibition at the Harris Jan 18

 

This seems like all the elements of the world from our beginning as reptiles in the sea to a bed of cash with cars and elephants representing man and nature feeding off this bottle of fuel but then it might not be.  An interesting piece:Preston Open Exhibition at the Harris Jan 18

 

This is good as well, the wiring is different, don’t label is the message, an autism piece:Preston Open Exhibition at the Harris Jan 18

Peaceful reflection on the Lancaster Canal, enjoyed for the reflections.  There’s another reflection piece of a well known garden that’s nicely done as well:Preston Open Exhibition at the Harris Jan 18

Big maps always drive the imagination, and well drawn on each continent.  Is this our planet with hunger, war and greed reaching to a world of complacency and conceit or is that too much? Heaven, life and hell maybe.Preston Open Exhibition at the Harris Jan 18

Well done to the artists.

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