Graham Rich- A Different Kind of Space- Belgrave Gallery

14th October to 4th November 2019
Belgrave Gallery, 22 Fore Street, St Ives, Cornwall, UK, TR26 1HE
The Belgrave Gallery St Ives
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‘I built my first boat when I was ten and since then boats and water have been important to me. The sailing boat in my work first appeared as an involuntary image – an image that Herbert Read had called ‘eidetic’, an image that precedes conscious thought. I began scratching the image of my own boat on pieces of wood found as we voyaged around the coast. By using found material, I was able to release a different kind of space in my work and unlock the realisation that ‘the found is more powerful than the made’. The addition of the etched boat would mysteriously reveal the coastlines, weather conditions, harbours and underwater hazards of our real voyaging experiences. Sometimes, a piece of wood would reveal the image of the very place where it had been found.’

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April to October | Mon – Sat | 10am – 6pm
November to March | Mon – Sat | 10am – 5.30pm

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