The winter is when most artists bolt the studio door, turn on another bar on the fire, and set too to create a serious amount of work. Lately for me this rarely seems to be the case. March and April are invariably busy with hanging shows and this year is no exception.
The Newlyn Society of Artists has a new show titled Ex Libris starting on 3rd of April 2019 at the Tremenheere Gallery. I shall be curating along with Dr Ryya Bread the curatorial director at Kestle Barton. Group shows like this are always tricky as you have almost no idea what the works will be until they arrive. Selection days feel brutal for both the selectors and the artists. You have to be flexible enough to accommodate many diverse styles and media and yet keep a clear intent to make the show a coherent whole. This show will be my last as an NSA committee member as I’m standing down in May, so I am determined that this will be our finest show at the Tremenhere Gallery yet.
Hard on the heels of Ex Libris I will be helping my fellow artist and good friend Jessie Leroy Smith hang his new solo show in the same venue. If you haven’t come across his work do check it out at www.jesseleroysmith.com.
Some how I need to squeeze in some serious studio time in between these hangs or before I know it summer will be upon us with all its own distractions.