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AOH 2015 with Ian Hodgson, Patsy McArthur and Lesley Jones


The May Festival at the Naked Eye Gallery

The Naked Eye Gallery are thrilled to bring you exceptional work from three well known local artists for one of the biggest Art Festivals in the UK, Artists Open Houses in May 2015. The artists involved offer to visually accompany you in their journey of explorations of architecture, water and land.

Ian Hodgson

Ian is a well established artist in Brighton who has become well known for his haunting graphite work and is the winner of several renowned national art prizes. In this exhibition, Ian engages the viewer in the concepts of identity and place. He focusses on his local environment and in particular the architectural detail decorating the building and street furniture. His drawing process often leads to re-visiting objects, figures and spaces. This reworking of the familiar has allowed Ian's drawing practice to develop with each new approach, shedding fresh light on his subject matter.

Patsy McArthur

Patsy is a Scottish born artist who now resides in Brighton. Patsy has become well known for her underwater scenes and in this exhibition she will be continuing with this theme and brings us her new, outstanding drawings and paintings which are the result of her time spent in Australia at the beginning of 2015. During this time she worked with models in various locations around Sydney where she worked predominantly with clothed models. These new paintings reflect her interest in the effects of light and weightlessness on fabric which give form to the suspension of the figure. She has been focusing on colour in the latest work and chose diverse locations from startling green ocean shallows to deep inky blue pools to achieve a wide spectrum of sensations with the imagery.

Lesley Jones

Lesley's atmospheric, semi-abstract landscapes are imbued with memories, concentrating on the spirit of the place and it's resonating effect. For Lesley, it is the essence of the place and it's significance that she endeavours to express through the medium of paint; even visual memories of watching the sky and the land changing on a long car journey can be rediscovered when she begins a new canvas some time later. She often uses photography to capture a particular kind of light, or inspirational land formations and colours. These all act as prompts for her to conjure up the images she creates when she is in her art studio in Lingfield. For this exhibition, her inspiration has come mainly from travelling through Wales and Scotland.

The exhibition will be running at The Naked Eye Gallery, 5 Farm Mews, Farm Road, Hove, BN3 1GH between 1st-31st May 2015.