Julie Ann Sheridan
In her third show at The Last Gallery Julie moves away from direct abstraction to semi-abstracted views of her local area, the main focus being on shape and colour. In addition to well-known views, Julie captures aspects of less frequented areas of Llangadog.Miniatures were originally used as gifts. A businessman might send a courier with a miniature to potential client; soldiers and sailors might carry miniatures of their home while traveling, or a wife might keep a portrait of her husband while he was away. Here Julie creates a series of miniatures in response to the current economic climate and a demand for more usable art. This is a deliberate move away from previously large work.
The lack of weather effects in the landscapes is influenced by L.S Lowry, whose work was characterized as naïve (The characteristics of naïve art are an awkward relationship to the formal qualities of painting. Difficulties with drawing and perspective that result in a charmingly awkward and often refreshing vision, strong use of pattern, unrefined color, and simplicity rather than subtlety are all supposed markers of naïve art). Julie’s paintings consequently contain a strange sense of character and atmosphere reminiscent of painting and design styles from the early 1900’s.
Julie continues to live and work in Llangadog.
14th-15th, 21st-22nd, 28th–29th November
5th-6th, 12th–13th December