Life in the Abstract

“I soon ran out of shapes and turned instead to the real world…”

This extraordinary and controversial exhibition of paintings that opens this weekend, follows immediately on from Newton’s highly successful showing at The London Art Fair last week. His work attracted much attention in London and amongst the many sales work was purchased by The Serpentine Gallery.

Newton’s images repay close scrutiny for what at first might seem the work of an untrained and primitive artist slowly reveals content of great intelligence and depth reflecting Newtons unique and individual approach to making his own particular spatial environments.

Stephen Newton is the highly acclaimed author of three books which relate psychoanalysis to art, spirituality and primitivism. Copies of his books can be viewed and purchased at the gallery during the exhibition.

Running alongside this one-person exhibition gallery two has a small and very select exhibition of work by Russell Lumb, Bren Head and Janet Cox. The gallery also contains a small group of ceramic works from gallery artists.

The exhibition runs until March 3rd and the gallery is open Friday to Sunday each week from 11am to 4pm. Access at other times can be made through prior arrangement with Studio Eleven.

The show includes a mixed – media collection by Eleven Gallery Artists.

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