Sally Payen and Lexi Strauss Exhibiting at Oriel Davies Gallery

Lexi Strauss, Petite Morte from the Twelve Apostles as Babies, 2014, acrylic on canvas with animated audio/visual projection, 120 x 160 cm Lexi Strauss, Petite Morte from the Twelve Apostles as Babies, 2014, acrylic on canvas with animated audio/visual projection, 120 x 160 cm

West Midlands-based artists Sally Payen and Lexi Strauss are currently exhibiting at Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Wales. Their work features in the Oriel Davies Open 2016: Painting alongside works from other artists.

Thirty-two artists have been selected for the exhibition by a panel including painter and print maker Clare Woods, who recently showed at the gallery and across Wales, and is herself based in the West Midlands.

Sally Payen, Time Lapse 2, 2015, oil on linen board, 26 x 33 cm

Sally Payen, Time Lapse 2, 2015, oil on linen board, 26 x 33 cm

The gallery note: “These artists present new and recent work that reflects the multiplicity of painting; whether abstract or figurative, representational or imagined. The scale, material and presentation varies enormously for example some works are created through mechanical intervention over a period of time while others require the viewer to move physically around them.

As we might imagine the work can be seen to be a reflection of our time, whether referring to the past and our understanding of it, the virtual worlds we operate in more frequently, the human psyche or our ongoing relationship with our physical environment. As viewers in a show like this we see dialogues, influences, the political and the social as well as a reflection of ourselves.”

The exhibition is on display until 15 June 2016.

Sally Payen and Lexi Strauss Exhibiting at Oriel Davies Gallery - New Art WM

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