#Hamilton2Views at Earls Court Gallery

I am currently exhibiting with Aleda O’Connor at Earls Court Gallery in Hamilton, Ontario. #Hamilton2Views is an exploration of the city’s urban and industrial environment. The exhibition continues until November 15, 2014. Earls Court Gallery is located at 215 Ottawa Street N. Contact the gallery at 905.527.6685  or robert.daniels@sympatico.ca. Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday 10am – 5pm; Saturday 10am – 4pm.

Read the review by Regina Haggo in the October 25 issue of the Hamilton Spectator: http://www.thespec.com/whatson-story/4942787-angles-and-planes-of-the-city/

Read my Artist Statement at the bottom of this page.

The following works are acrylic on canvas. Please, click on an image for more details. To enquire about price, please contact Earls Court Gallery.

The following works are gouache on paper. Please, click on an image for more details. To enquire about price, please contact Earls Court Gallery.

Artist Statement
#Hamilton2Views at Earls Court Gallery
Barry Coombs

I have painted in watercolour, a medium I also teach, for several decades and my watercolours have long been influenced by Cubism and other early modernist movements. A few summers ago, while holed up in a Newfoundland outport for a month, I completed a series of works on paper in gouache. I’d used gouache sporadically prior to that body of work but, following the Newfoundland experience, I explored it further. Colourful geometric abstracts and urban themes have been my focus with this opaque, water-soluble medium.

Acrylic was my next target and all of the canvases in this exhibition were completed in 2014. I’ve done a lot of acrylic painting, mostly on paper, but haven’t showed them often. These canvases have evolved out of years of experimentation and, of course, the watercolours and gouaches I’ve already mentioned.

My influences are many and I’ll mention a few artists who kept coming to mind as I painted these acrylics and gouaches. Auguste Herbin, Stuart Davis and Raoul Dufy always inspire me. Many of the Cubists are on my list and Fernand Leger, in particular. Kasimir Malevich gives me the courage to keep it simple. Jack Bush never fails to raise the bar when it comes to colour.

Finally, the theme of our exhibition is Hamilton, Ontario. Aleda and I are new Hamiltonians. My work, I hope, reflects the pleasure and surprise I’ve experienced while exploring the city’s rich and varied visual environment.

8 Responses to “#Hamilton2Views at Earls Court Gallery”

  1. #Hamilton2Views | Aleda O'Connor Says:

    […] a two-person show with Barry Coombs, continues until November 14, at Earls Court Gallery, 215 Ottawa Street North, Hamilton. The […]

  2. #Hamilton2Views – Two Weeks to go! | Barry Coombs Art Workshops Says:

    […] created a page displaying all of my work from the exhibition as well as my Artist Statement. Click here to view the page. You’ll also see the link in the sidebar under […]

  3. Chiquita Phillips Says:

    Congratulations, Barry and Aleda, on this new bright show. Chiquita

  4. lindahalcombfineart Says:

    Barry, your work continues to grow in strength through simplification. I can see the influence of Stuart Davis. Your show is very good. Congratulations! Wishing you good sales.

  5. Lois Says:

    Love all the Paintings, Would be so hard to choose from.
    Love the Bold Colors.
    Good luck with your sales.
    Lois

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