A solo show of paintings by Midlands artist Annette Pugh. Inspired by 18th century engravings of waterfalls, and by amateur photography of the 1950s, this exhibition provides a modern twist to traditionally “picturesque” landscapes, depicting them with the heightened colour of early postcards.
An exhibition co-curated by Annette Pugh, of Next Wave associates is currently showing at RBSA. Next Wave is an on-going project which stages exhibitions of work by emerging and early-career artists and is sponsored by Galliard Homes and Apsley House Capital.
Graham Chorlton, Angela Maloney and Annette Pugh will be exhibiting in Coventry Drawing Prize. The exhibition is showing over two sites, The Class Room Gallery in Coventry and The Blue Door Gallery in Earlsdon.
This project and resulting exhibition forms part of a collaboration between Annette Pugh, RBSA and Sense. It follows on from ‘Connecting Creatively’ a ground breaking project for the Society in 2018. Sense is a national charity (charity no. 289868) that supports people who have complex communication needs and helps them to enjoy more independent lives.
Annette Pugh and James Byrne are currently showing in major exhibition between Reuben Colley Fine Art and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
The show runs until 18th November, and is complemented by a display at RCFA.
Exhibition dates, 7 Nov – 18 Nov 2018
Museum & Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3DH
Elsewhere brings together the work of three Birmingham based artists, Angelina May Davis, Angela Maloney and Annette Pugh. Working with painting, photography, print and drawing, they each explore the desire for somewhere other.
To be elsewhere; to pretend or discover a world beyond the everyday is a strong human instinct. For these three artists it is also the driving force behind their practice. The images created inform the viewer of the existence of a time or place removed from the here and now.
Through the narratives depicted and the material acts of making, each artist becomes an explorer. Observation, archive and memory source the works and individual journeys allow us to discover locations and acts that depict ‘beyond’.
As a collective exhibition ‘Elsewhere’ looks at, and past the familiar. It discloses the remarkable and negates the ordinary. The artists share territories and happenings, unknown and sometimes unexperienced. They extend our world, forging links between the unremarkable and the extraordinary, between truth and fiction; in short they ask us, to suspend our reality and encounter an alternative place.