"And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” —F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
In the midst of summer in the UK and across Europe, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s description of summer as symbolic of life beginning anew seems especially resonant right now. Art is especially well-equipped to make sense of these strange times.
NoonPowell’s online summer exhibition brings together artists whose work speaks in varied ways to the complex feelings associated with the recent confinement as well as the sense of release and celebration as summer and relative freedoms return. Encompassing painting, sculpture and photography, the works included explore a variety of subjects and contexts spanning the relationship between paint, colour and lived experience; the built environment; the landscape; renewal, meditation and self care; reconnecting with nature; visual perception; memory; the confluence of science and art.
Artists include, (a-z), Simon Bacon, Gordon Ellis-Brown, Alexandra Eldridge, Bill Gingles, Emilie Heurtevent,
Jo Holdsworth, Daniel Holfeld, García de Marina, Colin McCallum, Lorraine Molins, Pandora Mond, Peter Moore,
Suzi Morris, Dido Powell, Christina Ramos, Andrew Revell, Andrew Ryder, Rick Stevens, Kieran Stiles,
Roberta Tetzner, Mark Thibeault, Lorraine Thorne.