Three distinct exhibitions at Beaver Galleries provide a triptych of treasures that are exceptional and complementary, curated as only Beaver Galleries can, and delighting the opening night Beaver regulars.
Robert Boynes ‘Traffic’ is central to the triple bill and as he does so well these streetscapes he’s observed reflect the anonymity of the urban lingering we see but don’t necessarily observe closely. Social media intrudes into the actions where once conversation might have prevailed but always with Boynes using his signature métier there is an undercurrent of so many facets of lives painted as snapshots that are extraordinary in colour and composition.
Love has intruded into the work of David Frazer. His detailed woodcuts, lithographs, etchings and linocuts are intriguing and intricate in detail with all the recognized themes but the hint of a heart shape and a couple with arms comfortably around each other and walking away is just a tad Valentine’s Day. And so it is for Frazer who introduced fiancé Sarah Gubby for the photograph.
The ‘objects and jewellery’ of Korean born artists Joungmee Do and Daehoon Kang are exquisite. The meticulous ‘Wish Bowl’ is a fine steel, silver and gold creation that has been many years in the making and reflects the painstaking attention to detail of Joungmee Do, while the contemporary creations of silversmith Daehoon Kang have, he says, a little bit of his Korean wit and humour.
Three rooms, four artists and pleasure in the experience of these exhibitions that continue at Beaver Galleries until 27 May.