Introducing… Jamie Gallagher. To celebrate our fourth birthday we’re putting on an exhibition that brings together a selection of professional artists we’ve worked with since we entered the Frome art scene in 2015. One such artist is Jamie Gallagher.
Jamie Gallagher paints predominantly in oils. His work explores the concept of ‘identity’, as individuals are forced to experience extremes of psychological and emotional challenge. Shifting from sensitive to brutal, his work finds beauty in life’s more visceral themes. The raw physicality of painting and a deep connection with the materials and tactility of the process feed the work. From the heavy impasto oils and raw, textured linens to the delicate gold leaf and bleeding inks, each mark is instinctive, each image forged during the process, rather than conceived of in advance.
We’ve framed all of Jamie’s framed pieces, the bulk of which are showing at the Hubnub Gallery in Frome until the 24th March. We frame much of Jamie’s work in a custom moulding milled specially for his work. The dark frames are oak with a vinegar and steel solution that reacts with the wood and turns it blue; a recipe Simon has developed specially for Jamie’s frames.
To The Fore birthday exhibition will run for one weekend only, come along to the preview event on Friday 5th April 6-8pm, and pop in on Saturday and Sunday 6th & 7th April 10am-3pm. In the studio above Mount, Silk Mill West, Saxonvale, Frome, BA11 1PT. Read more here