Dreams of Here
New work by Julian Bell, Tom Hammick and Andrzej Jackowski
Start: 18th February 2012
End: 10th June 2012
This exhibition is now closed
Enjoy this beautiful exhibition of new work by three nationally recognised contemporary painters and printmakers, each with a strong connection to Sussex.
‘Here’ ranges from Sussex landscapes to interior spaces, and from vibrant colours to echoing empty rooms. Bell, Hammick and Jackowski all paint and draw figurative images, each with his own distinctive style.
Julian Bell brings the eye of the traditional realist painter to his contemporary surroundings, taking as his subject ordinary objects and everyday narratives – from a rubbish tip to a rock concert.
Accomplished colourist Tom Hammick creates brightly patterned paintings depicting modern-day life, reflecting on a lost rural simplicity or the clutter of the contemporary.
Andrzej Jackowski draws the spectator to dream-like shadowy interior spaces. He displays The Voyage, a one-off installation comprising 60 unframed drawings pinned to the walls.
Each artist displays their work in one of Brighton Museum’s three interconnected temporary exhibition galleries. Together the work of these artists takes the viewer on a journey of the imagination, from a place of literal description to the landscapes of subconscious worlds.
See exhibition events to right for gallery talks.
Thanks to the generous support of The Arts Council, the exhibition includes specially commissioned films of the three artists.
An accompanying publication, Dreams of Here, with an essay by Rachel Campbell-Johnston is being published by the University of Brighton and the artists’ London galleries, Eagle Gallery, Francis Kyle Gallery and Purdy Hicks Gallery, with support from the Arts Council of England.