VISIONS OF HEALING
Ava Haggas | Genevieve Leavold | Lara Cobden | Lorna Sinclair
Mary West | Michele Fletcher | Ofelia Botella | Olivia Mansfield
Simona Orent | Suhaylah H. | Yiwei Wu
Hallam Conference Centre | 44 Hallam St | London | W1W 6JJ
9am - 6pm | Mon – Sat| 15.08.22 – 28.05.23
By Appointment Only - Contact Curator Jack Trodd to book:
firstname.lastname@example.org | 07789 172 073
Launch Event | 5 - 9pm | 24.08.22
Finissage | 6 - 9pm | 28.03.23
Cavendish Venues & BWG Gallery’s exhibition Visions of Healing, collaboratively curated by Gallery Director Jack Trodd and featured artist Olivia Mansfield, brings together 11 women artists:
Ava Haggas, Genevieve Leavold, Lara Cobden, Lorna Sinclair, Michele Fletcher, Mary West, Ofelia Botella, Olivia Mansfield, Suahylah H, Simona Orentaite and Yiwei Xu. A diversly talented group of female painters, each of whom visually manifest the healing potential of immersion in the rich wilderness. Drift through drawn and painted depictions of the soothing, tranquil, transcendent wonders of our natural world, of Gaia, of Mother Nature.
Stylistically unified through impressionist and expressionist ideals, with symbolism dappled throughout the exhibition as the sun shines through a forest canopy, each artist intuitively weaves a naturalistic connection, and responds to rhythms of the natural world through process. With recurring themes of memory, creation, transcendence, and harmony with nature rife in the undergrowth of Visions of Healing.
We see light and shadow, vivid colour, abundant life, severe geology, fauna’s geometry, subterranean movement and impalpable iridescence weave a tapestry of nature’s visual divinity. With stick, pastel, pencil, charcoal paint realising mountains, jungles, waters, thickets, everything bucolic and life that lies beyond the eye.
Throughout these portals, these visions, drink in and imbibe the comfort our artists find in their naturally bonded gestural qualities and use of colour. Experience increased emotive sensation via a slower form of looking. Appreciate the beauty in the overlooked. Immerse, connect, journey, and reflect. Touch their healing, meditative states in observed and remembered, imagined and re-imagined, ever-changing projections of Mother Nature’s masterpiece. Travel this palliative potential, these Visions of Healing.
A big thank you to exhibition hosts Cavendish Venue Group for their great support of emerging artists across their venues: https://www.cavendishvenues.co.uk/