Galleries: Valerie Barden

Image Credit: In the Wallace Collection by Valerie Barden

The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU

01297 444042
[email protected]
www.townmillarts.co.uk

Saturday 08 September 2018 – Tuesday 25 September 2018
Opening Hours: 10.30am-4.30pm

Valerie Barden studied at Yeovil College of Art, read Art History with the Open University and has been exhibiting professionally since 1994. Although painted in a figurative manner, Barden's work exemplifies the qualities of abstraction and flatness specific to modern painting and their subject matter place them in a contemporary context. This series of paintings is about people in galleries, in different public, indoor spaces, who are there for the purpose of looking at things. Valerie came to the subject simply by sitting for long periods in art galleries (and shopping centres) and thinking of pictures she could make of people standing or sitting fairly still in front of static paintings and objects, of the correspondence between viewer and exhibits, or simply figures as contrasting shapes against interesting architecture. Curated by Deborah Wood of The art Room.

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