Emrys Williams Gallery


Here and there

In his sixth pop-up exhibition at The Studio , 23 Augusta Street, Llandudno LL30 2AD  Emrys Williams presents “Here And There”, an exhibition of recent paintings by Maggie James and Phil Nicol.

Both artists use paint to suggest feeling and describe space. Maggie James is constructing distant spaces. These might appear dreamlike and fictional. Philip Nicols interests lie more within an arms length and appear both objective and, perhaps, more corporeal.

“The works are small in size and present intimate images of things in close proximity. At first sight these might appear overtly factual, but there are levels of play and imaginative leaps underfoot. I like dualities, – central/scattered, small/ large, still/animate, hard/soft. In some there is a stronger sense of metaphor, leaning towards land or seascape”  Philip Nicol

“The paintings refer to walks both familiar and phantasmagoric. In 500 paces on the old road, glimpses through the trees revealed a megalopolis beyond comprehension. Fragments of the past co-existed with structures of the future. Maggie James is concerned with the fragmented nature of our experience of moving through our surroundings. She develops her own form of notation to represent these experiences through drawing and painting”  Maggie James

Maggie James and Phil Nicol are based in Cardiff.

Private View 6pm – 9pm Friday 13th September 2019 – All welcome! Drinks will be served.