Sadie Lee & Matthew Stradling
14th January – 11th February 2016
Opening Wednesday 13th January – 6 – 8pm
Sadie Lee's imaginative paintings were first bought to the wider public attention when her double portrait 'ERECT' was selected for exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in 1992. The image - two severe looking women sitting with arms interlocked glaring back at the viewer - was produced as a print to advertise the annual BP Award, within weeks 5,000 copies of the poster had completely sold out. As well as showing almost annually at the National Portrait Gallery, Sadie has had several one woman shows nationally and abroad.
Matthew Stradling is represented in many art collections in Europe, America, the Far and Middle East. He is one of the most accomplished painters of the male nude in Britain today. In 2001 he was selected by Sotherbys to represent Britain in the 2001-2 Young Artist International Touring Exhibition and his portrait of his mother was selected for the BP Portrait Award Exhibition. Much of Matthew’s work celebrates the sensuality of the human form - figures often luxuriating, nude, against lush decorative backgrounds or sometimes frozen, naked, into empty fields of muted colour. The textures of flesh are captured with the use of layers of delicate colour and the sensitive rendering of light.
Artist Talk - Thursday 14th January - 11.30 am in ARTICLE