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    Sarah Spackman: From Where I Stand

Sarah Spackman: From Where I Stand

Event Details

Location: Sarah Wiseman Gallery

Start Date: 07th September 2019

End Date: 28th September 2019

Opening Times: Mon 10am-4pm, Tue to Sat 10am-5.30pm
Entry Fee: Free, no booking required

Oxford-based artist Sarah Spackman returns with a solo exhibition at Sarah Wiseman Gallery this September. Painterly logic and order, along with Sarah’s studied approach to her work, form the core themes of her new exhibition ‘From Where I Stand’.

A still life is a view onto the private world of the artist, seeing objects considered by them to have personal, or even cultural significance. Sarah Spackman carefully selects pieces for her paintings because of colour intensity, shape or whatever catches her eye. As Paul Cezanne was once quoted as saying, ‘painting from nature is not copying the object…it is realising one’s sensations.’

‘The subjects of my paintings are mainly organic, things grown on the allotment or in the garden, or simply things I find beautiful,’ Sarah explains. In Sarah’s paintings, we share her pleasure in seeing the soft gleam of fruit piled in in a dish or stems of flowers propped up in a piece of studio pottery.

‘From Where I Stand’ will also feature some larger works, exploring bigger plant forms, or landscapes featuring the parks and gardens Sarah loves. ‘Every painting is a new discovery of colour relationships, forms and spaces on the canvas,’ says Sarah.

Sarah Spackman has recently been elected as a member of the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) and is the recipient of the Society’s Gordon Hulson Memorial Prize, for ‘draughtsmanship, variety and exploration,’ at this year’s RBA annual exhibition at The Mall Galleries.