Private View Thursday 2nd March 6.30-9.30 : with live set by Paul May (drums), Carolyn Hume (piano) & Tim Hodgkinson (bass clarinet)
Reflections on the observed and the observer, inspired by performance, a series of collage and paintings steeped in animism, sci-fi, surrealism, expressionism and pop art.
Artist and musician Paul May has toured much of the world as a drummer and has studied the faces in many an audience, large and very small, observing their expressions of among other things, love, perplexity, contempt, fascination, indifference, questioning and curiosity. These observers, also observed, imbue these paintings, unguarded and in an abstract manner.
This collection of work utilizes acrylics, decorating paints, crayons and collage, presented on largely recycled canvas and frames.
Paul May is best known as a drummer having played on 60 – plus albums with the likes of Duke Garwood, Carolyn Hume, Rosie Brown, Alexey Kruglov and Charlie Beresford. This is his 2nd exhibition.