Wendy Elia the Artist & Her Abbey Walk Gallery Exhibition
This evening I was fortunate enough to be invited to a preview opening of a wonderful new exhibition by the art gallery Abbey Walk in Grimsby Lincolnshire
Wendy Elia: Histories in the Age of Confusion
Wendy Elia is a contemporary British artist based, I believe, in London so this is a real treat for those of us who live a long way from the metropolis.
I’d seen two paintings by this artist before at Linda Ingham’s wonderful Head & Whole II Exhibition so that taster promised much - but did it deliver ?
The exhibition consists of huge and impressive paintings and small intricate ‘engravings’ and they really are startlingly good, you really do need to go and see this show.
The paintings are more or less life size and are quite incredible. There’s a huge amount going on in each painting and they tell the life and ancestry of the sitters,
The more you look at them the more you see, I spent nearly two hours looking at them and will be going back again for another visit.
It was another great, very civilised evening and a treat to be able to enjoy something in Lincolnshire which would normally be associated with London.
For those who think nothing cultural goes on here then I’d urge them to visit the Abbey Walk Gallery, it’s wonderful and absolutely free of charge !
Not only did I enjoy the artwork but also the company, nice and interesting people go to nice and interesting places including the one and only Mark Misfit Esq., - and my thanks to Gill and Elaine for yet another great evening and a warm welcome.
Be there or be square!