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"Walking the Line"

Opening this coming Saturday afternoon, 13 June "Walking the Line" an abstract and semi-abstract exhibition at the Waterfront Gallery in Milford Docks features new work of three Pembrokeshire friends and artists using oils and mixed media. Although the three artists' work is quite different they all started at the same point when they collaborated on the title of the show.

Previous exhibitor and good friend to the gallery,   Ruth Sargeant explained, "Abstraction in art very often relies on the willingness of the artist and viewer to entertain ambiguity and take their own personal journey and visitors to this current exhibition are invited to join us on our individual paths."

She continued, "My work in the exhibition has evolved as a response to materials under the influence of fire and water and alternates between the bold and the fragile in an attempt towards a poetic expression with a distinctly feminine edge."Ruth's collection of mixed media work is mainly inspired by the Abstract Impressionists and informed by the atmosphere and detail of the Pembrokeshire landscape.

Sian Jones walks the line between abstraction and figuration as she pointed out "Although the landscape around me is the inspiration and source for the visual language in my work, my concerns are centred on the interaction between humans and the landscape as I struggle with the line between the two."

In contrast, Jane Harrison has been looking at geological maps, rocks and old mine workings and coastal and beach formations. Jane said "All these things, together with my passion and constant preoccupation for landscape are unconsciously remembered and find their way through mark making, colour, texture and line into my work."

David Randell, Gallery Director commented "We are delighted to have this exhibition showcasing work that has come from this collaboration of three Pembrokeshire artist friends. The exhibition continues until 18 July and on Thursday evening 16 July everyone is invited to listen to Ruth Sargeant who will be talking about her work in the gallery. "

The gallery is a registered charity and is open Monday to Saturday 10.30am till 4.30pm. www.thewaterfrontgallery.co.uk

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