Inside Out: Summer Window 2020
During the summer, we are holding 3 solo shows in the window of One Paved Court. Visitors can view the work on foot and online and arrange to meet the artist at the gallery by appointment, to discuss a purchase, although the gallery will be closed to the public.
Simon Klein 30 June – 19 July 2020
Rachel Pearcey 21 July – 9 Aug 2020
Richard Peacock 11 Aug – 6 Sept 2020
Richard Peacock, Screenprints
Richard Peacock is a North London based printmaker whose work combines elements of pop art and geometric abstraction. His screen prints and woodcuts use colour, repetition and imperfection in their compositions. His hope is that the various elements he uses can feel as compelling for others as they do for him.
His website quotes Bridget Riley on abstraction:
“these elements – squares, circles, triangles, contrasts, harmonies etc. – could express something when they were released from the burden of having to serve as agents of other meanings.”
His frequent use of commercial packaging, recycled wood and expressive titles in his prints tempers the abstraction in his work and roots it in the modern world we all share. In even the most abstract of compositions we look for the familiar: a face or a building or machine, a landscape or an animal.
Contact Richard Peacock: Tel. 0779 614 1965
Soft Quiet Vessels
Rachel Pearcey has an MA Drawing as Process, Kingston University, London, a BA Fine Art, University of Plymouth and City & Guilds Cabinet Making, Bristol. She lives and works in Kingston Upon Thames; in 2013 was awarded the Benton Purchase Prize, ING Discerning Eye.
‘Just passing through’
is a group of drawings and paintings made during the ‘lockdown’. In these works, Simon Klein explores themes of lovers; couples and figures in a state of becoming.
The Close Lovers painting and accompanying drawings are an intuitive response to two of his married friends, one of whom is mortally ill. It is a study of a caring and intimate love. He hopes the use of paint, whether it be watercolour, pastel or oil, expresses their profound communion.
In response to his painting and accompanying oil pastels, In Passing Simon wrote the following words:
My wife mourns a colleague
The desire to wail is met by her pillow
The psalms pass from grief to praise
One takes despair to chisel out a dark poetry
Languid shapes coalesce into shapes of light
Grace turns this darkness into a kind of brilliance
Just passing through.
White T-shirt is a wry expression of identity. We are not sure who the couple is, other than a motley expression of us all, both good and bad.
Simon Klein has a BA Fine Art (Hons) Slade 1982, and an MA in Contemporary Art Practice, Kingston University, 1997.
One of his self-portraits is held in the Ruth Bouchard Collection. Simon lives and works in Richmond, London.