New Exhibition at dot-art Gallery: The Abstract

Tue, September 25th, 2018

Shape, colour and gestural markings are at the fore of the new exhibition at...

Shape, colour and gestural markings are at the fore of the new exhibition at dot-art Gallery. The Abstract will be open to the public from 4th October to 10th November and will feature a double bill of local artists whose practices both reject conventional representation.

Emily Bartlett and Daniel John form a compelling pair; both harnessing the power of colour, shape and motion within their art through schematized compositions. Vibrant forms and punctuating brush strokes take the viewer on a visual journey across each canvas with no intended beginning or end.

Artist Daniel John has practised drawing and painting for most of his life. Having graduated with a first-class fine-art degree in 2003, Danny has continued creating art from his studio in Liverpool. His art often contains a scaffolding of systematic and clean structures and by layering lines of intense colour; reds, oranges and yellows, the notion of depth is consistently experimented with. Using acrylics, Danny applies controlled drips, dots and connecting lines to paper and canvas creating a calming illusion of space and dimension.

Emily Bartlett’s bold collection of work is pure-abstraction. Having grown up on a dairy farm in rural Dorset, Emily’s inspiration is derived from the noisy and stimulating energy of the land. Now based permanently in her Liverpool studio, Emily’s current collection showcases a responsive use of colour, her own visual vocabulary communicating deeper themes and emotions common to all viewers. By exploiting non-naturalistic brushwork and dynamic form her work is luminous with energy, a profusion of imagination and curiosity.

This exhibition starts on Thursday 4th October and runs to Saturday 10th November. Entry is free.

The dot-art Gallery can be found at 14 Queen Avenue, Castle Street, Liverpool, L2 4TX (just 5 minutes’ walk from Liverpool One). Opening times: Monday – Saturday, 10am-6pm

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