Rachael Bennett new exhibition 'Island Walk'
Very excited to host an exhibition of recent works by Rachael Bennett - Based on a series of Island walks, they include mixed media paintings and a new set of heavily collaged works.
Bennetts work is all about process and materials. clearly evident in the layers and surface quality of her paintings. These are produced horizontally on her studio floor and although she would probably not define them as 'action paintings' they must include some almost performative element. I've not seen her paint but her studio is full of compressors, spray-guns, hair-driers, pots and pots of dyes, paints and mediums and any number of jars full of ash, sand, mud ,dust and unidentified 'stuff'.
I think I will ask her to film the production of her next painting.
The exhibition is on from August 1st - 14th during normal gallery hours. We are closed Tuesdays but if anyone is shielding and would like to visit while the gallery is closed to the public please contact me so we can arrange it.