6 - 28th May 2023
Main Space, Liminal Gallery, 34 Fort Hill, Margate, CT9 1HD
Liminal Gallery and The AOP Gallery are delighted to present Nocturnes a co-curated solo exhibition with Andrew Torr. It isn’t too far fetched to say that Torr has invented his own version of neo classical landscape painting with his Nocturnes. Each painting has a thin bright line that runs along the horizon and below the trees. The line contains a hive of city life, car lights brightly lit houses and is placed within a setting that owes more to an old master than an urban location in London’s zone 2. Torr says; “there are no figures or recognisable buildings in the paintings but the pictures are packed with activity”.
This series of urban landscapes began in 2015, seen from afar and across the parks and commons. The setting is archetypally modern while the application of the medium and the format itself are reassuringly traditional, with the beautifully thin application of oil paint delicately applied in stark contrast to the concrete city landscape. They are love letters to the city which the artist has spent his life, seen from a new angle which celebrates the possibilities it has to offer.
All are welcome to join us to celebrate the opening of ‘Nocturnes’’ on Saturday 6th May 5-8pm, kindly sponsored by Old Dairy Brewery.