19 Jan Solo Exhibition – Christine Crowley – Autumn Leaves – Green Shoots – 3 – 19 February 2017
Christine Crowley’s first solo exhibition will commence at SPACE on Friday 3 February 2017 at 5.30pm. The show concludes on 19 February.
Walkabout and drinks with the artist Saturday 4 February and Sunday 5 February from 12:00 to 3:00 pm
Christine Crowley is a contemporary South African fine artist based in Cape Town, South Africa.
Born in 1947 she grew up in York in the North of England where she attended York School of Art moving to Guildford in the late 60’s where she obtained a Surrey Diploma in Fine Art (painting).
Her early influences are those of the Seccessionist painters particularly Egon Schiele with his wonderful use of line and colour, moving away from ‘moral’ art to depicting some of life’s realities.
In her painting she is trying to show how she experiences an image/event. Usually working with no reference and with images or feelings emerging as the painting proceeds. She uses a limited palette working on depth, light and shade, concentrating on brush, mark and line work using different tools and mediums to elicit a reaction to the painting.
Contemporary figurative, abstract expressionism? Her recent body of work has moved towards abstract expressionism.
“Figures do feature but they emerge rather than dominate. In some instances the figurative may be a hazy image of, for example, a face, in others the shapes form bodies in others a simple line is included to represent a body part or a movement. What is important is that the viewer can identify with some part of the painting. See or feel what they want to see or feel.”
Crowley has participated in a number of group exhibitions in Cape Town and has sold paintings in Cape Town, Germany, Tasmania and the UK and has undertaken a number of commissions.