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Elizabeth Magill: Well
13 September 2020 - 24 October 2020
Penthouse is delighted to present Well, an exhibition of exquisite new mixed media works alongside an early video by internationally renowned artist Elizabeth Magill.
These precisely scaled mixed media paintings employ Magill’s now signature layering of hand painted and photomechanical printing processes.
They depict a wide-ranging language of sublime yet tainted landscape, glimpsed figurative situations and evocative abstraction.
Originally scheduled for May this year while Magill was working from her London studio it was postponed due to lockdown and Magill then completed the exhibition having relocated to her studio in the North of Ireland.
‘Well’, is my response to the Penthouse space and to daily observations.
On the ground floor is a series of landscape works including, ‘Main Sands’, originally from a photo I took in Margate this January.
But as the months of lockdown unfolded it became acutely obvious the different experience this devastating pandemic was causing.
As we move to the upper floors of the gallery, I’ve wanted to include images that reflect those dealing first hand with this pandemic. ‘Shift’ is both a word for nurses on a ward but also means a complete and abrupt change of direction…perhaps too a shift in perception of what has value in society.
In the loft area I’ll be showing a video first exhibited at Peer Trust Gallery in London in 2001.
By appointment only, please contact Penthouse on 07919375487 / email@example.com