Steven Buckler and Sarah McCartnry ‘Kernowek” 15th- 21st October Malthouse Gallery

“Kernowek” is an exhibition of artwork by Cornwall based artists Steven Buckler and Sarah McCartney. Whilst very different in terms of media and techniques, the work of these two artists is deeply rooted in a sense of place.
Steven Buckler’s paintings capture a landscape filled with the structures and forms of its human occupants, sitting under the heavy skies of a Cornwall dominated by Atlantic weather systems.
Sarah McCartney uses monotype printing, drawing and writing to record her interactions with the sea. Using resin and found objects, she also creates sculptures that preserve fragments of the Cornwall fauna and flora.
Sarah’s work is very personal response to her interactions with the sea and land. She uses resin and found objects to create sculptures that preserve fragments of the fauna and flora and through monotypes and drawings and writing she records her daily interactions with her environment.
Steven’s work takes the landscape as its subject and using ink and acrylic he creates work that juxtaposes expressive mark making with representational drawing. He avoids the seascape and the blue skies of “tourist board Cornwall” and instead works from scenes that bear the scars of an industrial past; the structures and forms of its present occupants shown under the heavy skies of a land dominated by Atlantic weather systems.
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11th September 2020