Oriel Myrddin Gallery
19 October – 31 December 2019
This series of paintings have been made especially for The Back Wall feature at Oriel Myrddin Gallery to complement Y Bwrdd // The Table, the exhibition in the main gallery space which draws influence from 17th Century Golden Age Dutch still life painting in a contemporary homage to the genre.
“Painted on scraps of supermarket produce boxes in flat emulsion paints, these snippets of still life imagery glory in the colour and texture of the subject matter whilst also echoing the inherent warnings of over consumption contained in the symbolic language of 17th Century still life painting. Perhaps no longer so concerned with the spiritual dangers of over consumption, our contemporary dilemma is far more urgently environmental. The challenge greets us at every turn as we belatedly consider how we can moderate our everyday habits, learn to enjoy less, embrace quality over quantity and de-glorify the beguiling pleasures of consumer capitalism.”
Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Church Lane, Carmarthen SA31 1LH
Open: Mon – Sat 10 – 5