Booking in advance advised.
Exhibition tour with Q & A: 45 minutes duration from 1.45pm. The artists discusses his latest work and its origins, with the chance to ask questions about the creative process and his techniques.
Option to also attend a 1 hour workshop in 360 degree perspective from 2.30pm. Please bring pencils and a pad for the workshop. The workshop will introduce all major methods of depicting space used with realism including 1, 2 and 3 point perspective, axonometric perspective, perspective from real life and finally a 360 drawing of a room.
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About the exhibition
Will Teather, Artist-in-Residence for Norwich Arts Centre, continues to experiment and explore new journeys within the medium of painting. These are placed in the context of earlier artworks that are bound together by key themes of transcendentalism, escapism, perfectionism and a sense of spectacle.
Recent paintings see the artist exploring abstraction for the first time. New compositions reinterpret principles of sacred geometry within visual art, creating complex patterns based upon the underlying structure of representational images, revealing perhaps a divine form within the natural world. Also on display are recent spherical paintings. The sense of movement caused by the shifting perspective of these works and the unusual curved format of the canvas play with the fundamentals of what makes a realist painting. The artist’s appetite for new adventures continues again as he explores hybrid images of several painting genres, varying approaches to portraiture and themes of escape from modern life.
The title of the show comes from Aldous Huxley’s 1954 essay that explored a variety of concepts, including the idea that the brain eliminates unessential information from the totality of the “mind at large.” Teather perhaps is trying to reveal those things that may otherwise go unnoticed as we filter our everyday life.
About the artist
Will Teather’s work has been exhibited internationally to acclaim, with recent exhibitions including as a guest artist for Artrooms London, Artwars at Red Dot Miami and as a finalist in the London Contemporary Art Prize. His studio is based in Norwich, where he is an Associate Lecturer in drawing at Norwich University of the Arts. He is the Artist-in-Residence for Norwich Arts Centre, following on from previous residencies with venues in New York and Aberdeen. The exhibition is kindly supported by Arts Council England, Norwich Arts Centre and Norfolk County Council.