This is a rare opportunity to see several pictures by Jonathan Christie gathered together in one place; it’s his first solo exhibition anywhere and we’re honoured to host it in our window throughout June. Paintings and drawings inspired by favourite places and favourite artists, from Venice to St Ives via Ben Nicholson and Eric Ravilious and all stations to Alfred Wallis.
Sailing Boat Box
Harbour Study: St Ives, Smeaton’s Pier
Harbour Study: Port Isaac
Places seen and drawn, pictures captured and framed, a landscape, a windowsill, domestic and exotic, painted, scrubbed, scraped, mementos reworked by hand, their essence objectified and re-presented, cut-up and conjoined, it’s all grist to memory’s mill. Luminous excavations of the surface of things.
Black & White Dog, St Ives
Two views of the Church of San Sebastiano from Campo drio il Cimitero.
The Ghosts That Were There: San Sebastiano, Venice
Cliveden Arches, After Duccio
Boy with Grapes, After Duccio
Chalk Paths: View From Southease
Jonathan’s pictures recall his travels from the arena of his studio table, taking a line for a walk over the South Downs from Charleston to Wales, to Cornwall, to Tuscany and back to his own mantelpiece.
Please also see our earlier post by Jonathan Christie on the artist George Smart.