Black & White in Pembrokeshire
Following the interest and success
of last year's "Pembrokeshire in Black & White" photography exhibition the
Waterfront Gallery in Milford Docks we have organisedanother one this year
which opens on 24 April.
David Randell, Gallery Director said
"A slight difference this year is that in addition to photography
we are extending the medium to include drawings, etchings and water
colours. Most of this by Pembrokeshire
residents has been made for this show so
hasn't been seen
John Cahill's distinctive drawings
in pen ink and wash
as well as conte and graphite together
with his etchings includes studies of farm animals as well as the
Pembrokeshire landscape and shows
the immense detail he sees in the world around
him. In contrast Janet Llewellyn's watercolour workswith their freely painted
washes and wax
resist capture the rural atmosphere of Pembrokeshire cottages and farmhouses sitting in the landscape in a
totally different way.
Photographer Philip Clarke unusually
still has his own darkroom and explained " I believe that the unpredictable joys of
alchemy, turning light into silver, of seeing in the concentration
of near darkness makes for difficulty and a corresponding
satisfaction in the results which can never be encountered on the
screen." Philip's hand printed work includes
seascapes and landscapes.
Heather Bennett in contrast works
mainly with digital equipment. She points
out "Colour photography changes as the
medium changes and its presence in a photograph can
change the viewer's emotional reaction to it, so remove the colour and the message in the image
intensifies. I think
black and white photography makes an image ageless and holds the
seeds of drama within its depths of contrasts. "
Also showing are two new sculptures
by Ceredigion based Ben Dearnley. One Welsh slate based
Guitar standing some four feet tall with
gold based guitar strings and machine heads with original verse and
the other a contemporary slate plinth
tipped with gold entitled "Eternity". Ben has just been awarded a big
new commission carving 4 large standing stones for a winery in the
Hunter Valley, NSW depicting the wine making process.
also welcome to
hear Heather and Philip inconversation talking about their work in the gallery on
Thursday 4 June from 7pm.
The exhibition continues until 6 June and the
gallery is open from 10.30am till 4.00pm Monday to Saturday.
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