Recently, one of the tutors at the University of Wolverhampton challenged me to write reviews of any art exhibitions I happen to visit in just 50 words. Immediately my reaction was: ‘challenge accepted!’ (To steal unashamedly from How I Met Your Mother.)
The below is my first attempt at a 50-word review, of an exhibition opening I attended on Friday at Temple Street Studios in Wolverhampton.
A passive state of contemplation
Temple Street Studios, Wolverhampton
14–21 July 2017
‘This exhibition is a dichotomy. There is both contrast – style, medium, effect and perspective – and commonality – ordinary, everyday, people, time and identity. Paintings of cropped unidentifiable yet familiar, unknown yet knowable individuals suspended against a monochrome background show calm, contemplative moments. Sketches of others still movement and life.’
What do you think? Is it any good? Does it make you want to see the work for yourself? I hope so.