Sarah Wiseman Gallery
40-41 South Parade, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7JL
25-Aug-16 to 25-Aug-21
Mon-Fri, Sat, 10am-5:30pm Tues-Sat; Mon 10am-4pm
Acclaimed artist Daniel Ablitt will exhibit a new collection of his compelling, dream-like landscapes in his first solo exhibition at the gallery.
The landscape represents to Daniel a profound world of relationships between our environment, our memories of it and our personal identity. Daniel's paintings do not set out to record a likeness of a particular location, rather he seeks to engage with the intrinsic effect it has on us as human beings.
To Daniel, the nature of the light in a landscape is inextricably linked to our recollection of it. In his paintings the viewer may find bright, dappled sunlight as seen through the woods, the opaque flatness of daylight on a cloudy day, starlight in the night sky or a glimmering light in a window glimpsed from a distance. Small, quiet figures are placed within the landscape, hinting at a suggested narrative and inviting us to form an emotional connection with the composition. These moments of perfect stillness is a theme to which Daniel is increasingly drawn: “I am finding more often that I am searching for a place of peace in the work. A contemplation.”
Exhibition opening Saturday 3 September, 11am-5pm in the presence of the artist.
Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.
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