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Sculptures and paintings at Foxlowe Arts Centre exhibition in Leek

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: March 20, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

  • Sculptor Rosemary Barnett

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A 'mostly figurative' exhibition has been unveiled at the Foxlowe Art Gallery in Leek.

Sculptors Rosemary Barnett and Denise Dutton have joined forces with painter and printmaker Jack Skinner for the creative exhibition which is currently running at the Foxlowe Arts Centre in Leek until April 26.

Foxlowe Art Gallery co-ordinator Chris Thompson said: "Given the title - 'Mostly Figurative', the aim of the exhibition has been to complement the work of Rosemary and Denise, both figurative sculptors, as previous exhibitions, held in 2012, were exclusively landscape in theme.

"Most of the recent images have been painted in a studio or domestic setting. All the figurative images, and without exception, commence first as drawings, which, if they are good enough, may go forward into paintings. Some are figure studies or portraits, especially the earlier works.

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"More recently, portrayal has become a secondary element, as the placement of the figure within the canvas and its domestic setting, becomes much more significant.

"A few recent landscape images may be included. The etchings are sometimes a spin off from a drawing or painting, or conceived as a separate idea, but always linked to some event of personal interest."

Foxlowe's Art Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday 10am until 4pm and Sundays 11am until 4pm. The Foxlowe Cafe is open seven days a week.

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