A Face with No Name

Solihull Gallery presents:
A Face with No Name by Paul Newman
23rd June – 26th July 2008

Solihull Gallery
Solihull Arts Complex
Library Square
Touchwood, Homer Road
Solihull B91 3RG

Private view: Thursday 26th June 6.00 – 7.30 pm (Refreshments will be served)
Artist Talk Thursday 10th July, 6.30 -7.30 pm
Exhibition runs from 23rd June -26th July 08

A Face with No Name is an exhibition of a series of drawings, paintings and photographs based on performance situations from a portfolio of fictional characters.

These characters are hybrid creatures generated instinctively and in response to using the medium; from the spontaneous line drawings to the more complex and awkwardly worked surfaces of the paintings. The imagery has a total autonomy, though sometimes bears the influence of classic cinematic monsters such as the Fly.

The body of work is complemented through character performance which is re presented in the photographs. Though naturally different from the painting and drawing, they carry the same tone and poise.

Placed within the same context, the paintings and photographic works in the exhibition explore both similarities and differences in a portrayal of multiple characters which could also be identified as a portrait of one.