Jeanette Orrell is currently Maker in Focus at Mission Gallery

01 July – 03 August 2014

 

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There is something astonishing about that wide stretch of bay from Swansea to the Mumbles and beyond. The light is incredible and there is something very strange about the ease with which you can see another land on the other side. This is not endless horizon with imagined countries beyond; this is do-able, reach-able, almost touchable.

 

I recently walked along the shore and marvelled at the inky fullness of the clouds. The end of the day light bouncing off the underbelly and providing warm pools of sandy light on the shore.

 

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If you get a chance it is definitely worth visiting Modern Art Oxford to see this installation by Barbara Kruger

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I particularly enjoyed seeing the three spaces on Vauxhall Road, Liverpool.

The Royal Standard was showing work by Rob Chavasse over two sites whilst Cactus featured an installation by Jesse Wine and Glen Pudvine

http://cactusgallery.co.uk/information/

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Jesse Wine was also recently on show at MOSTYN in Llandudno.

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Tate Liverpool has a new display of work from the collections for the biennial. As with elsewhere across the city this is a quieter, less attention seeking affair than in previous editions. There is a welcome focus on drawing and more subtle work, but again this biennial is fraught with confusion, so it seems hard to know whether it is that I’m just drawn to specific work or whether I’m looking at what I like from a pick and mix. Either way, it was a joy to see Susan Hiller’s Balthazar’s Feast, Helena Almeida’s drawings and Philip Guston’s prints. It’s interesting to note that these are all older generation artists, who are coming to the fore to be re-assessed.

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