Artists

Aviary

Aviary

10/09/2019 to 29/09/2019

In these new works Alan Ibell builds on an ongoing interest in the canvas as a confining space, in which figures and objects are fixed over the course of the painting process, with the white space of their surrounds a tantalising echo of the white walls of the gallery in which the works hang. Aviary explores this idea through two recurring motifs of confinement: one, the caged bird; and two, the book in which the bound pages contain a finite number of words and thus ideas.

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Problemata

Problemata

3/07/2018 to 22/07/2018

The title Problemata is taken from Aristotle’s ancient philosophical text which poses questions across topics as diverse as ethics, the human body and meteorology. Fans of Ibell’s spare, questioning canvasses will instantly sense the connection as he continues to explore themes of the unconscious, dreams, psychological space and the fractured reflection or shadow double.

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As When The Guests Depart

As When The Guests Depart

3/10/2017 to 22/10/2017

This exhibition forms part of Ibell’s ongoing investigation into the human psyche, exploring various aspects of the self and its relationship to the physical world. Ibell is interested in painting as narrative and uses figuration as a way to convey a poetic or abstract visual experience. ARTISTS TALK - Alan Ibell in discussion with Linda Tyler Saturday 7th October 11am. This event is a part of ARTWEEK 2017

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In The House of the Poet

In The House of the Poet

7/03/2017 to 26/03/2017

In The House Of The Poet forms part of Ibell’s ongoing investigation into the human psyche, exploring various aspects of the self and its relationship to the physical world. The exhibition title is inspired by an experience the artist had during his stay in the small town of Assisi, Italy in 2016.

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New Work

New Work

26/04/2016 to 15/05/2016

Alan Ibell’s enigmatic chronicles lie in a territory somewhere between illustration and art, a knowing amalgam that sits this side of cartoon – a hybrid format that has put new energy and a touch of whimsy into the genre of figure in landscape.

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New Work

New Work

12/05/2015 to 31/05/2015

Searching for answers in a nonsensical world, Alan Ibell's elusive narratives simulate the logic at work in dreams. His paintings examine the time-old discourse between spirituality, religion and superstition, while challenging the viewer’s preconceived perceptions of reality.

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Schemes / Visions

Schemes / Visions

14/05/2014 to 7/06/2014

Searching for answers in a nonsensical world, Alan Ibell's elusive narratives simulate the logic at work in dreams. His paintings examine the time-old discourse between spirituality, religion and superstition, while challenging the viewer’s preconceived perceptions of reality.

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Isn't It Good To Be Lost In The Wood

Isn't It Good To Be Lost In The Wood

25/07/2012 to 11/08/2012

Alan Ibell's paintings deal with the search for absolutes in an absurd world, forming narratives that explore the dialogue between religion, spirituality and superstition, and the bearing these ideas have in contemporary society.

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