Emblems of Hope – Lyme Regis
‘Emblems of Hope’ – Paintings by Ruth Piper
The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU
September 10 -14 2022
Open: Friday 09, 6 – 8pm, Saturday – Wednesday 11 – 5pm, Thursday 10 – 2pm
Exhibition: Press Release
A collection of paintings by Artist Ruth Piper is opening on September 09, 2022, at the Malthouse Gallery in Lyme Regis.
Ruth is based at BV Studios in Bristol, her busy studio practice spans 3 decades. She has shown her work nationally and internationally, including, London, Germany & the USA. Most recently she exhibited at Bridport Contemporary during Dorset Art weeks.
‘Emblems of Hope’ are composite landscapes, that have a nocturnal and sometimes unsettling appearance. Different elements are layered in acrylic washes against a dark background from which plant forms emerge. The details are either invented or taken from photographic references observed separately in different places. They have a gentle slightly romantic and melancholic atmosphere with hints of amorphous shapes hidden in the foliage.
These paintings are situated in the transitional mythological space between knowing and the unconscious, where dreams and reality merge.
Ruth says’ ‘I have a particular fondness for the Jurassic coast, having visited regularly since my early teens with friends and family.
I am excited to be exhibiting in Lyme Regis, a body of work that began in 2017, inspired in part by the lush fecund atmosphere of the undercliff
Fiona Robinson in the Dorset Art Weeks Guide Wrote:
‘Her deeply thoughtful work encompasses an awareness of our place, as human beings, in the environment and meditations on the nature of reality’
(Dorset Art Weeks Guide produced by Evolver Magazine)
Kit Glaisyer – Bridport Contemporary
‘I sense a deep empathy with nature in these paintings. For this is no flippant illustration of bucolic utopia, but rather, an impassioned plea for us to reconnect to the rich world around us.’ End. Ruth Piper August 2022