JACQUELINE ALKEMA, MABLI JEN EUSTACE & LLINOS THOMAS | ART PREVIEW
BayArt Gallery, Cardiff
Sat 11 Nov – Fri 8 Dec
A trio of contemporary artists bring their works to the BayArt gallery to seal off the end of the year. From November 11th to December 8th Jacqueline Alkema, Mabli Jên Eustace, and Llinos Thomas will be exhibiting their dextrous creativity by combining their mutual interests in exploring intimacy through various mediums, and they will also be hosting an informal walk and talk through the exhibition with the curator Philip Nicol.
Alkema is Dutch by birth and has been living in the Welsh Valleys since 1979. Her works are inspired by the Flemish and Northern European expressionist artists and are often dark and intimate. Eustace studied at CSAD, achieving a 1st in Fine Art in 2016, and her works are a fusion of figure and abstraction; in her words “I work from collaged photographs of myself to create drawings and paintings that suggest an ambiguity of gender and narrative.”
Thomas likes to include a sense of humour and delight in her works. She explains “the objects in my paintings are often ambiguous, inspired by Cervantes Don Quixote where windmills are giants and inns are castles. My paintings are not still lifes – they are ‘nature vivante’, paintings of living objects.” The trio will be in conversation at BayArt on Sat 11 Nov to open the exhibition.
Admission: free. Info: 44 (0)29 2065 0016 / www.bayart.org.uk (JP)