‘The Meeting Place’ Exhibition by Joy Wolfenden Brown

by Geoff Hall on July 27, 2010

Barry and I came across this lovely gallery in St Ives, the home of some jolly good art!

The finishing touches were just being put to a new exhibition,  ‘The Meeting Place’, a collection of paintings by Joy Wolfenden Brown.

If you are down in Cornwall this summer, then you must pay a visit to this show.  For me it is a very aesthetically-charged exhibition.  The paintings demonstrate a remarkable control of medium and psychologically reveal an unresolved tension.  Memory is also evoked, by the surface texture, a kind of blurred memory caught up in family history.  (This reminds me of the Wong Kar Wai film, ‘In the Mood for Love’, where the frame is cropped and images blurred to suggest the inadequacy of memory recall.)

It was Bono who said that the problem with much (christian) art these days, is the lack of tension.  If you want your imagination inspired into thinking how this can be achieved in your own work, look no further.

The exhibition runs from July 24th – August 22nd. Check out the website for details. The link is in the title of this blog entry.

Geoff Hall

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