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.
Pea green boats and owls, what’s not to like. Wish you were here:
An imposing multi-layered quite large work with ivy leaves on the hat:
Well done for this mosaic of vivid colour and flowing fragment shapes, a volcanic eruption perhaps:
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:
A fullsome piece of meadowland flower bringing bright summer into our dark winter:
These are good. The wooden ones have a haunted feel of garden decay, but good decay.
Good colour and old city feel. Edinburgh Old Town perhaps except for the flag.
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:
This is good as well, the wiring is different, don’t label is the message, an autism piece:
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:
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.
Well done to the artists.