Monday 11 August 2014

Art and Furniture

The gallery is the showroom for Mick Sheridan Upholstery, and artist Julie Ann Sheridan

 The gallery is open whenever Mick is in his workshop (attached to the gallery), so usually Mon-Fri 9.30-12.30 and 2-5, but please call Mick on 07719 801672 before travelling.

Wednesday 30 October 2013

Multiple Views - An exhibition of new paintings and collages by Julie Ann Sheridan

23rd November - 22nd December

Weekends 10am-5pm

Multiple Views asks the visitor to step into a constructed landscape, a landscape of alternative views. The first series of images offer up fragments of the landscape with small, refined, collaged views of the Black Mountain, Wales.
The familiar landscape is then transformed in chopped-up painted surfaces, an exploration in surface and depth. These paintings are an aesthetic re-working of the landscape, an amalgamation of earth, water, and sky for geometric effect. The shapes and outlines are a visual record of Julie’s walks in the mountains, a realisation of the natural forms and negative space she finds there; an interpretation of the complex, landscape of south Wales.

"…juxtaposing sections of surrounding landscapes, drawing attention to the way individual shapes frame and exist in the landscape of this stunning part of the world".
The titles of the works are a further juxtaposition - plundered from music, Julie makes associations between the landscape and the sounds she constantly carries around in her head.

Friday 27 September 2013

“On Looking” An exhibition of paintings by Hannah Downing

Weekends from Saturday 5th October to Sunday 10th November


We are delighted to be showing Hannah’s new paintings at The Last Gallery, Llangadog. Hannah’s art practice is based around an interest in pictorial realism. Through processes which include painting, drawing and collage she makes work that aims to explore the relationship between pictorial convention and that which we consider to be reality.

As subject matter she use’s the language of things like the out of focus bits in a photograph; the elevated viewpoint of a cctv image; perspective and panoramas.

Hannah is a visual artist currently living and working in Swansea.

Since graduating from Swansea Metropolitan University in 2008 with

a BA in Fine Art: Painting and Drawing she has continued to develop

her practice, exhibiting throughout Wales and further afield.

 “Edrych ’mlaen”

Arddangosfa o ddarluniau gan Hannah Downing

Pob penwythnos yn dechrau o ddydd Sadwrn y 5ed o Hydref i ddydd Sul y 10fed o Dachwedd


Rydym yn ymhyfrydu i fod yn arddangos darluniau newydd Hannah yn y galeri yn Llangadog. Mae gwaith celf Hannah wedi ei selio o amgylch ei diddordeb mewn realaeth darluniadol.

Drwy brosesau gan gynnwys peintio, darlunio a gludwaith mae’n creu gwaith sy’n archwilio’r berthynas rhwng confensiwn lluniau a’r hyn yr ydym yn cysidro’n realaeth.

Fel pwnc defnyddiau yr iaith o bethau fel y darnau allan o ffocws o ffotograffau; y safbwynt dyrchafedig o ddelwedd cctv; persbectif a phanoramâu.

Artist gweledol yw Hannah sydd ar hyn o bryd yn byw a gweithio yn Abertawe. Ers graddio o Brifysgol Fetropolitan Abertawe yn 2008 gyda BA mewn Celf Gain: Peintio a Lluniadu parhaodd i ddatblygu ei ymarfer, arddangosai ar draws Cymru a thu hwnt.

Tuesday 30 July 2013

Nigel Cox - Hill Ponies

Saturday 3rd August – Sunday 18th August

10am-5pm    Weekends only

Wrapped in 10,000 years of history the old hill fort of Carn Goch sits on a spur of the Black Mountains above the Towy Valley.  There have been hill ponies here longer than humans.  On a misty day they loom briefly into view, then disappear again, rather like our own connections to the past.

Nigel is focused on the interrelationships between the history of Wales and its landscape.  These photographs highlight semi-wild ponies that roam the ancient hill forts at Carn Goch, the largest hill fort in South Wales.  There have been ponies there for thousands of years, originally running wild, then becoming domesticated by our ancestors.  These sturdy animals were then used as pit ponies when the mines started.  Now they run free again, doing valuable service in crushing the invasive bracken with their sharp hooves, but the future is uncertain.  Ponies now sell for just a few pounds, and may soon become uneconomical to keep.

More recently he has focused on ruined farm buildings.  Stone barns and farm houses blended into the landscape of the hills.  The landscape is reclaiming them, their ruins speaking eloquently of rural depopulation and decline.

His style has been influenced more by painters than photographers.  Particularly the German Romantic style, imported by artists such as Turner, and known for its value of humour as well as beauty.