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Ruth McLees Art Exhibition at Waterloo Gardens Teahouse 2nd 30th November
My new work grows from a constant search for glimpses of beauty amongst the everyday. I am fascinated by the beauty and pattern of human form, of facial expression, light and shadow and of the adornments we choose to surround and decorate our bodies. Clothes, furnishings, fabrics and patterns provide unique clues as to the identity and personality of their owner; they are the fabric of life.
This exhibition grew from faces seen in and around Cardiff on streets, in shops and bars and on advertising billboards. Highly experimental, employing resins and varnishes as well as paint, these works include portraits painted upon fabric chosen by my subjects; sometimes an old item of clothing such as a wedding dress imbued with deep emotional significance and memory, or a furnishing fabric remnant left over from the decoration of a new home. By using fabrics with a past life within my work I desire to capture a depth of substance and facets of character which paint alone cannot describe.
Please come along to the launch for a glass of wine and to see the show. All commission taken by Waterloo Teahouse for work sold will go to charity.
Posted on 04 Nov 2009 by Ruth Mclees
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