The glory of springtime and the concept of reawakening are the focus of this curated, changing collection of new artworks that capture the essence of the season of rebirth.
This group exhibition brings together new paintings, prints, ceramics and sculptures by selected artists, whose practice celebrates their reawakening from winter's lockdown:
Sam Boughton, Melvyn Evans, Trevor Price, Erin Ward, and Rachel Wood
All of these artists are creating works that reflect their personal inner spaces in response to the natural world they live in, and their place within it.
As the show progresses along its journey, new 'Spotlight' collections of works by invited artists will spring up, notably: London-based Darren Appiagye’s pyrographic turned wood vessels; and Trevor Price’s drypoint and engraved relief prints froman ongoing series of woodland-themed works, will mark the International Day of Forests (21 March). A Spotlight on pioneering women artists (Sandra Blow, Wilhelmina-Barns Graham, and Barbara Hepworth) of the St Ives Movement will mark International Womens’ Day (8 March).
The featured artists’ works will be complemented by newly acquired sculptures and ceramics by permanent and invited artists, along with works for sale by a selection of Tate St Ives artists who were also inspired by springtime and nature, notably:
Terry Frost, Barbara Hepworth, Patrick Heron*, and Bryan Pearce
*Patrick Heron, for example, created works in direct response to the light, colour and natural shapes that surrounded his home and studio high above Zennor in west Cornwall.