11 - 27 September 2014
As part of our ongoing series
of Brief Encounter exhibitions, we are pleased to present
a collection of new paintings by Cornelia O’Donovan.
Cornelia is a London-based
artist whose work draws deeply on pre-Modern sensibilities. Her
paintings have the feel of old tapestries, and explore the idea
of a country house & garden as a kind of visual narrative.
They are studded with rustic rough cut motifs, depicting period-dressed
families alongside the fantastic animals that inhabit their storytelling
world. Cornelia often takes snippets from some long buried local
myth as a starting point for her paintings, and uses them as
the gateway into her gardens, laying the paint in a loose, almost
expressionistic way. As she weaves these different threads together,
Cornelia creates works that feel of a tale retold over generations – meandering,
non-linear, and full of fanciful exaggerations.
VIew artworks and exhibition