St Ives Exhibition – Belgrave Gallery

29th April - 27th May
Belgrave Gallery, 22 Fore Street, St Ives, Cornwall, UK, TR26 1HE
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Our current exhibition is MODERN BRITISH & CONTEMPORARY, a mixed exhibition of works by Modern British, St Ives Modern and Contemporary artists associated with the gallery. The exhibition includes works by Frank Auerbach, Julian Bailey, W. Barns-Graham, Trevor Bell, Virginia Bounds, Bob Bourne, Denis Bowen, John Bratby, Charles Breaker, Maurice Cockrill, Roy Conn, Bob Crossley, Robyn Denny, Henrietta Dubrey, Roy Turner Durrant, John Emanuel, Tom Espley, Mary Fedden, Maurice Feild, Michael Finn, Anthony Frost, Terry Frost, Henri Hayden, Patrick Hayman, Barbara Hepworth, Francis Hoyland, Jason Lilley, Antoni Malinowski, Nicholas May, Denis Mitchell, Paul Mount, Alice Mumford, Ben Nicholson, Christopher Pemberton, Jack Pender, Brian Rice, Graham Rich, Sarah Spackman, Mary Stork and Eric Ward.

Our next exhibition is BRYAN PEARCE – St Ives Artist, an exhibition of oil paintings, drawings and prints by Bryan Pearce, who attended the St Ives School of Painting in the 1950s, led by Leonard Fuller, and had his first one person exhibition at the Newlyn Art Gallery in 1959. A truly natural painter, Pearce remained largely uninfluenced by other artists. Often paired with the earlier local Naive artist, Alfred Wallis, although with different temperaments, both are genuine ‘Outsider’ artists with a similar matter-of-fact freshness and singularity of view.

Always beginning a painting with a feint pencil outline and gradually blocking in areas using a personal palette of colours, a sense of order and calmness, bathed in the ambient light of western Cornwall, pervades Pearce’s work. From the 1970s, with the help of other St Ives artists, Pearce produced a series of etchings. Also, under the direction of fellow artists and master printmaker, a number of silk screen stencils based on his oil paintings were produced. Sympathetic to the original paintings these limited edition prints are signed by Pearce.

Opening Times

  • 10.00 – 6.00 Monday – Saturday

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