Challenging art show at Town Mill

PUBLISHED: 11:21 17 February 2010 | UPDATED: 00:56 16 June 2010

Camilla Nock's large, subtle oil paintings have been selected for the opening exhibition of a new season in the David West Gallery, in the Town Mill, Mill Lane.

Camilla Nock's large, subtle oil paintings have been selected for the opening exhibition of a new season in the David West Gallery, in the Town Mill, Mill Lane.

These works are challenging and not easy to access. Strong and silent, they offer little that is immediate or obvious to the viewer. Give them time, however, and they will prove immensely rewarding.

Nock has done away with narrative plot and subject and replaced it with the idea of an abstract icon.

On thick canvases of linen, Nock paints thin-layered colour fields of oil: silvery-slate greys, greens of the palest olive, or blacks warmed by burnt sienna and umber. These fields are the raw skins on which she works; surfaces which she will mark, scratch, scrape and incise (pictured below).

The exhibition, called Through Darkness, will run from Saturday, February 27, to Sunday, April 18.

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