Venue, Timing and Cost
Zuleika Gallery is delighted to be exhibiting two contemporary artists Arabella Ross and Carrie Stanley at the Stables Café, Blenheim Palace. The exhibition Vibrant Journeys in Paint opens to the public on the 10th June and continues until January 2022 (please note there are some closures to the exhibition during this time due to events held at Blenheim, please contact us for information or check online).
Both artist’s work is full of energy, colour and expression and is informed by personal narrative and memories. Stories are weaved through the paintings and glimpsed by the viewer. These artists are united not only by their use of memory and narrative but are also connected by their process, which is organic and to some extent automatic for each. The materiality of the work for both artists is extremely important with energetic mark making as paint is liberally smeared, smudged or poured. Arabella comments: “Carrie’s work is beautifully expressive; her use of her paint, subject matter and mark making. To exhibit together at Blenheim Palace is an exciting opportunity for us both.”
The paintings are almost dreamlike narratives. Suggestion is prioritised over realism for these artists as they transmute the representational world into their own personal semi abstract worlds. Motifs and images are layered – some submerged and others floating in an almost Chagallian fantasy. Both artists work on a large scale which lends itself well to the Stables café. Carrie comments “Arabella’s work echoes my own search for balancing the light and dark of human experience through the absolute joy of painting and I’m very excited to be showing alongside her.”