Monday, February 25, 2008

Michael Porter - The Passage of Time

The Passage of Time shows large-scale paintings by Michael Porter spanning a 20 year period. The exhibition is at The Exchange, Penzance until 6th April. Porter has in a studio in Newlyn where he works on a number of paintings at the same time. The surfaces are built up gradually, this layering process conveying the passage of time that has built up the landscape. He celebrates the mundane, often disgarded, objects that he finds in the nature that surrounds him by revealing their hidden beauty. Discovery in the Grass, PVA, Oil, Collage on canvas (above)
Image of Place is an exhibition of smaller works, on paper, running concurrently at the Wills Lane Gallery in St Ives.

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