Ric James

Ric James | 28th February – 24th March

Private View – Friday 2nd March, 6.30-8.00pm

Ric’s exhibition brings us both reality based and abstract subjects in a range of media.
He has a strong interest in subject matter relating to New York. There is a series of paintings titled ‘figures at an exhibition’, they depict both paintings and spectators from The Metropolitan, The Guggenheim and the Museum of Modern Art. The works focus specifically on three paintings by Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Roy Litchenstein. They make bold statements with vibrant use of colour, rhythm and texture. Whilst other works span out further across New York, to capture the parks, skyscrapers, streets and residents of this unmistakable city.
In addition we will be showing a selection of Ric’s sculptures, including limited edition bronzes, but also works in more diverse materials such as plastic, wood and stainless steel. From figurative through to abstract.


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We are delighted to announce our upcoming event

Abstract 7 at Chapel Arts, Cheltenham

Preview - Wednesday 4th July, 6.30pm to 8pm. The exhibition will run from the 4th to the 28th July 2018.

This The Abstract 7 are a group of five painters one potter and one sculptor; all of whom favour the modernist’s approach and a philosophy of abstraction that echoes the appreciation of the New York abstract expressionists.

For this group abstraction is a means of enlightenment, a kind of magic that reveals images of inner feelings beyond thought or mind. The work is not to be reasoned with or necessarily understood. It is to be experienced and meditated upon.

We are delighted to be hosting a series of concerts and composer academies as part of Cheltenham Music Festival, which runs from 30 June – 15 July. For availability and booking, contact the box office 01242 850270

This is the last of our Spring/Summer shows, Chapel Arts will be closed for August but will re-open for the Autumn/Winter shows on 5th September, where we will have exhibitions from Jane Lampard & Michael Long, The Gloucestershire Print Co-operative and Cheltenham artist Robert Goldsmith.

4th to the 28th July 2018