abstract art, a systems view

Pressure Drop and Hoopla

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Pressure Drop and Hoopla is an upcoming exhibition of sculptures by Stephen Lewis and paintings by Mali Morris showing at Berwick Watchtower, Berwick upon Tweed, from 8 September to 5 October 2012.

Hoopla as seen at Mostyn earlier this year

Berwick Watchtower is a new art space being opened by writer and critic William Feaver on Saturday 8 September and will house a permanent display of works by the mighty Ian Stephenson as well as showing temporary exhibitions by other artists. It’s ages since I saw paintings by Stephenson. I am looking forward to seeing the eight large paintings here in the same space as smaller work by Morris and Lewis (no reference to Morris Louis intended).

Written by Andy Parkinson

September 4, 2012 at 7:30 am

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  1. Would be good to see some Stephenson’s again…I once sweated blood making a very complex striped perspex structure to sit on top of a trapeziod canvas of a single rose madder colour and was rather pleased with the result. Along came Ian and he promptly said…like the canvas but lose that ‘orrible perspex off the top!

    David Manley

    September 5, 2012 at 10:52 am

    • Thanks David, good story! I have long been a fan of his paintings but I never met him. I almost felt as if I had met him after reading Sean Scully’s stories about him (along with insightful comment about his work) in the article “Ian Stephenson, Man of the North” in Scully’s selected writings book entitled “Resistance and Persistence”. The article was originally written to accompany Stephensons 2005 exhibition at the New Art Centre, Salisbury.

      Andy Parkinson

      September 6, 2012 at 7:23 am

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