18 August – September 2016
Martin Claydon creates large paintings on glossy banners made of canvas. They are confronting brilliantly coloured works that invite return viewing. A very large dark multi-coloured cow is one of the images. Another is a crab. The images include highly abstract ones and easy to pick ones.
Below are some sample pics and the gallery sheet
12 Aug – 14 September 2016
Sometimes a set of photos grips you. Lynn Smith did that to me today. Lynn is a photographer who works with film on long exposure at night – that is his practice and the results are awesome.
Smith is a photographer of unoccupied urban spaces with a grimy, complex look about them. There is nothing airbrushed about any of these. The exhibition consists of 23 large format colour photos.
I loved all of these pictures. They are multi layered in the choice of elements in each shot. There are some crumbling elements combined with signs, vegetation, left over city detritus and lots of other elements.
I have included a few examples below and the wonderful gallery sheet. I am told Lynn Smith will be at Huw Davies on two Sundays starting 28 Aug 2016.