Planning his forthcoming exhibition ‘Silent Landscape’ at George Smith in Parliament Street, Harrogate has been hugely successful for Holme Valley based artist Andy Fullalove – and that’s before the first picture has been hung!
Aware of plans for his forthcoming exhibition in Harrogate, representatives from George Smith attended Andy’s exhibition at the Agora Gallery in New York in 2012 and immediately asked him to provide an ongoing exhibition for their showroom in Manhattan and his work has proved a hit. “To think my paintings now hang in someone’s house in Manhattan made for a great end to the 2012, but I’m looking forward to the new exhibition being a bit closer to home”.
Originally from Accrington, Andy views landscape as an invaluable source of inspiration. His recent body of work has been made through observations around his local moorland, and a recent trip to Ireland. Acclaimed Yorkshire artist Jake Attree who has written the foreword for Andy’s latest exhibition, which previews on 17th January comments “We are all born into some kind of landscape: rural, urban, bucolic, sublime, etc, etc, and that landscape impacts on us, our presence impacts on the landscape physically, emotionally and in all kinds of ways we are probably not even aware of. Fullalove meditates on this and strives to make paintings that give expression to these meditations in a contemporary and very personal voice.
In his forthcoming exhibition, Andy explores the connection between the human struggles of living in extreme conditions. He has always been fascinated by people living on the edge of the land, the harshness that this brings, thus allowing the bleakness and isolation to be ever-present within the Landscape. Paradoxically, this can be both a beautiful and intoxicating place to live, or as perceived by Andy – a Silent Landscape.
The exhibition starts with a preview evening from 6pm on Thursday 17th January at George Smith’s showroom on Parliament Street in Harrogate. ‘Silent Landscape’ will continue until the end of March. George Smith are makers of luxurious hand-made furniture, created from the finest materials, manufactured in
Northumberland. The showroom is located at 54 Parliament Street, Harrogate HG1 2RL. Telephone 01423 563160.