Contextual-Sayle Gallery- Review

The review below is a reflection of the exhibition and the work therein. I chose to convey this format as it was the least tacit and most direct form of reflection.  In modern printed review of galleries we are faced with either polite or well-formed narrative in the form of presenters such as Dan, Peter snow and other informative narrative presenter. Whilst pulp literature of the likes of Chat, Take a Break or most men’s publications choose salacious or degrading narrative to heighten our awareness of an outrage or imply a seedier narrative to a piece of work.  These narratives are often the opinion of a celebrity rather than an educated reflection or explanation.  In such pieces as the Times Art section we are presented with facts allowing us the audience the opportunity to form an opinion whilst the times New York has become noted for its negative feedback concerning artist and there presented pieced.  This notoriety purports more about the critic than about the gallery and artist that he writes about.  It is best to weigh up each article as either factual or subjective. Objective analysis is the more constructive and beneficial .

Review Sayle Gallery Exhibition

When entering the gallery you are drawn to this exhibition, which is placed to the left of the door, funnelling down either side of the room to the end with a single row of instillation pieces to the left hand side. Whilst taking in and scanning the room a pattern appears in both placement and the flow of the room. The themes of nature and environment are apparent in many of the pieces and in the presentation and symmetry. The Patten leads you through each of the artists in turn.  This re-occurring paten pull you into circulates the room the eye is drawn to the Manx cultural photographs on the furthest wall.  The overall sensation is a tranquil reflective environment in which you can glimpse both the skill and individuality of the artist.

One artist who sadly only showed two pieces is Ruth Gale. Whose skill in manipulating photography in black and white and then in colour, is a visual delight. Whilst Gale adapts each, as a digital artist might in Photoshop, it creates a surprising contrast to the multitude of natural elements that surround her pieces. The show in summery is a sensory delight with an array of both 2d and 3d spectacles’ to invite the viewer.


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