A Place to Hide: Paintings by Mills Brown

Submitted by fusionarts on September 18, 2023 - 14:36

Venue, Timing and Cost

Fusion Arts Window Galleries, Friars Entry. Oxford
Friday, 15 September 2023 to Monday, 2 October 2023
Open 24hrs

Prepare to be captivated by the enchanting world of ​“A Place to Hide,” an art exhibition that celebrates the profound connection between humanity and the solace found in the embrace of nature.

Mills Brown invites you to embark on a visual journey that explores themes of refuge, rediscovery, and the preservation of precious memories.

Within this collection of paintings, viewers will encounter a rich tapestry of dreamlike and nostalgic moments. A young girl proudly presents a glittering snakeskin discovered amidst the overgrowth, embodying the thrill of nature's hidden treasures. A woman burrows into the earth, seeking solace and safety in her surroundings. Light dances gracefully with water, unveiling a secret swimming spot, a haven concealed by nature's verdant cloak. Ornamental patterns provide a vessel for these moments to exist within, guiding viewers into a world where reality and dreams converge.

Central to these artworks are the feminine figures that gracefully inhabit their landscapes. These women find a sense of wholeness in their natural surroundings, and in doing so, they uncover fragments of themselves that may have been lost or forgotten.

As autumn arrives, bringing shorter days and cooler temperatures, Mills Brown reflects on the light-filled days of summer as precious reserves. These cherished memories of wild swimming, collecting stones, and late nights in the garden become the emotional sustenance needed to endure the darker half of the year. "A Place to Hide" beautifully illustrates the gathering of these warm moments, portraying them as a preparation for the profound retreat of winter.

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