UNDERCURRENTS GALLERY MONTHLY ART SHOW presents:
Exhibition of recent drawings and paintings.
Open everyday from 12pm to 11pm, free entry, until Wednesday 21st FEBRUARY.
OPENING NIGHT: Friday 26th JANUARY
7PM to 11PM - FREE ENTRY
Night includes FREE FOOD BUFFET & LIVE MUSIC with:
9.30pm - 'THE SHAMANS OF ALBION' (Jazz)
8pm - 'thearmed909' (Folk)
John Matthews - Statement:
"My work as an artist ranges from the first performance art of the 1960s - before the term “performance art” had been coined - films of chimpanzees and children, to painting and drawing. The work in this show comprises recent drawings and paintings. At the moment, drawing from observation lies at the heart of my work but it is also driven by an internal vision which is transformed by the process of painting or drawing itself"
Spontaneous play and the origin of representational and symbolic thought
Professor John Matthews is an artist and educator with teaching experience at nursery, primary and secondary level, as well as at art school and university level. His four decades of research is about the development of representation, expression and symbolism in early childhood and their genesis in play. In addition, Matthews made a three and a half year study of the precursors of representational and symbolic thought in a family of captive chimpanzees. He has many published works about this research, including, Drawing and Painting: Children and Visual Representation, Paul Chapman Publishers: London, (2003 2nd Edn.), and Starting from Scratch: The Origin and Development of Expression, Representation and Symbolisation in Human and Non-Human Primates. Taylor & Francis: London (2011).
The early work started in London with highly detailed, longitudinal studies of his own three children but later he made an 18 year study of Chinese, Malay and Indian children in Singapore, where he worked in Nanyang Technological University. This research includes those on children’s representation, expression and symbolism in a range of materials from pencil and paper to electronic technologies.
Art gallery situated at the back room of the pub.