A Sense Of Place
GALLERY ONE, | 20/04/2013 : 02/06/2013
Norman Ackroyd, John Duffin, Paul Hawdon, Clare Halifax, Trevor Price and Hakan Ulusman
This Exhibition, ‘A Sense of Place’, brings together an experienced group of Printmakers.
Their observation of ‘place’ as individuals is unique, although together they reveal their ability to capture the ‘Sense of Place’.
Samuel Palmer stated that the spiritual essence of landscape is elevated when “it has passed through the soul”. Palmer’s theory belongs to the romantic tradition; along with Coleridge, Palmer saw landscape as a conjuring up the ‘inscape’, the inner life of place.
These artists through the medium of print have placed emphasis on the impact of place, shaped by human activity over time; with drama, apprehension, and awe in confronting the sublimation of landscape and its picturesque qualities, whether in the dales, the city or near the sea.
Stand for a while in front of these prints as you might ‘take in a view’, be in the shoes of the artists, and look long and hard.