Edward Thorp presents an exhibition of new works by Glare Gill.
Clare Grill makes paintings that are many things – beautiful, poignant, mysterious and skillfully crafted. They portray private situations in which human figures appear to be engaged in simple everyday activities surrounded by common place objects such as cakes, flowers, fruit, shoes and curtains. Although no literal narrative exists between Grill’s paintings in this exhibition, a shared atmosphere prevails. Time seemingly stands still in these episodes as the figures take on a still life-like quality as if they have been subjected to a force greater than themselves. Yet, the deeper we go into Grill’s dialogue of the everyday, the more increasingly aware we become of the combination of references that the artist draws from, including her own family history. And unpredictably, her reinterpreted world becomes all the more enigmatic.