Where lies your landmark, seamark or soul’s star?
Gerard Manley Hopkins
The paintings, drawings and poems of the current phase of The Seven Wonders are brought together in Between Water and Stone: The Wonders of the Peak, a forthcoming exhibition of new work by Paul Evans at Cupola Contemporary Art, Sheffield. Created on paper and board with graphite, charcoal, oil paint and watercolour, these dynamic paintings and drawings are informed by a deeply felt physical and emotional engagement with Peak District landforms. Sometimes sliding into abstract terrain, each drawing/painting represents aspects of a ‘dangerous, intensely passionate relationship’ that has consumed the artist for over three and a half decades.
A number of these paintings will be accompanied by poetry from leading contemporary poets including Angelina D’Roza, Mark Goodwin, Fay Musselwhite, Alistair Noon, Peter Riley and Derbyshire Poet Laureate Helen Mort. The exhibition opens on Saturday 26 September 2015 (continuing to Saturday 24 October); please join us for the preview on Friday 25 September (from 7.30pm). A further event at Cupola Contemporary Art, featuring Paul Evans and some of the poets who have contributed to the Seven Wonders project, will take place on Wednesday 21 October; more details will be posted here in the near future.
Between Water and Stone: The Wonders of the Peak is kindly supported by Longbarrow Press.