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Newlyn Society of Artists: Edge of Dark

This October at Tremenheere Gallery the Newlyn Society of Artists presents ‘Edge of Dark’, an exhibition of paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations which explore ideas of light and dark, curated by respected artist Jesse Leroy Smith.

For this exhibition, NSA members have been invited to consider themes around ‘Edge of Dark’ in any way they choose. Some have produced work which is abstract in nature, exploring line, colour, shape, light and shade. Some have looked at edges and tone in landscape, natural forms or figurative work, while others have created works which consider the issues facing our society in these challenging times. 

Curator Jesse Leroy Smith says: “The title was provocative enough last year [when it was originally posed, before the pandemic], it felt like so much was changing. Now it seems we are in the darkest days, but that is when resilience, camaraderie and hope are forged. One reason I am excited to curate this show is because it was conceived before 2020. It can address the foreboding challenges we face in every aspect of our futures, not with rhetoric and ideologies but with crayons to paper, ink to plaster. The show will be poor in cynicism and rich in wonder.”

This exhibition is the latest in a must-see programme by West Cornwall’s historic Newlyn Society of Artists. For more information on artists talks or on-line events visit: www.nsanewlyn.com.