Saturday, 16 October 2010

Richard Cook at The Exchange

Just wanted to say that there is an exhibition to enjoy at The Exchange in Penzance: the landscape paintings of Richard Cook.

Large scale canvases with subdued colours; paint - thick and voluptuous but still suggesting light; always a sense of the landscape being described in the rhythm of the paint marks. These paintings are shown together with a series of vivid, fluid, large framed water colours and a series of watercolour sketchbooks. The exhibition is on til the end of December.

At the same time there is a joint show of Richard Cook's work, together with that of his late wife, Zia Partou, at the Wills Lane Gallery, St Ives. This exhibition is on to 14 th Nov. Check their website (click above link) for opening times. But I fully intend to go and take a look. Zia Partou's work was also exhibited at The Exchange - Dec 2008 - February 2009. I loved it so much I visited three times to drink her paintings in.

And while I'm in St Ives I'm going to check the Millennium's upcoming exhibition of figurative prints and paintings by Marcelle Hanselaar. A much darker, Bosch-like view of the world.

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