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MONOCHROME at dot-art Gallery: Private View

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Join us at dot-art Gallery for the launch and private view of our new year exhibition.

Featuring artwork by three local artists, MONOCHROME acts as a contradictory exhibition to 2017’s Chroma - which exploited and harnessed the use of colour - and aims to simplify one’s focus onto process and subject.

What do we see in art when colour is taken away? Exhibition Monochrome presents a striking collection of art from three artists; Lee Summerfield, Susan Williams and David Brightmore, each of whom have limited their use of colour, allowing the expressivity of texture, form and shadowy depth.

Artist Lee Summerfield takes inspiration from the natural world when painting. Having worked as a graphic designer for most of his career, Lee has in recent years returned to the easel, enjoying the kinetic and organic processes behind his work. His Monochrome pieces build up heavy layers and concentrated textures with purposeful mark making, creating a unique plane of depth to his ethereal woodland scenes.

Susan Williams’ art practice involves taking inspiration from her surrounding North Wales landscape, developing figurative and abstract images. She reflects upon the extraction and quarrying processes that have impacted and altered the appearance of the land, expressing her observations through layers of painting and drawing, using local organic and mineral pigments overlaid with precious metals. The way the land has been formed and deformed by human activity informs the process of her image making and is brought to the fore in her bold Monochrome collection.

David Brightmore’s usual portfolio of work uses vibrant acrylics and oils, his keen interest of family history and his own Welsh heritage manifesting in each piece. His series of ‘figurescapes’, inspired by the beautiful mountain region of Snowdonia, combine the scrambling energy of abstract figures with the rhythm of the rough terrain. For Monochrome, David maintains the energy of his subject matter, painting without colour to exaggerate the liveliness of the human form using heavy layers of charcoal and pencil.

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