at the tegfryn gallery

the work was beautifully presented

the team were prepared

and the people came.

Job done!

Telling Tales: new works by Clive Hicks-Jenkins

at

Oriel Tegfryn/Tegfryn Gallery
Cadnant Road, Menai Bridge
Anglesey, LL59 5EW

The exhibition runs until May 28th 2014

View the online catalogue HERE

My thanks to:

Martin and Myf at Martin Tinney Gallery

Carole and Sara at Tegfryn Gallery, and to Glyn who hung the exhibition so handsomely

Anthony for the beautiful framing

friends, old and new, many of whom travelled far to share the occasion

the friends who couldn’t be there, but who lent their support throughout

Martin and Nick, for their kindness

Lorrie, who sprang the great surprise

Jack, who waits so patiently for his walks

and finally, to Peter. Without him there would be no painter, and no paintings

countdown

 

Above: detail from Blind Blue Boy. SOLD

Just a day left now before my exhibition formally opens at Oriel Tegfryn, Menai Bridge. At this stage I invariably feel a sense of relief that all the various deadlines… painting, framing, delivery etc, have been met, combined with the usual anxieties about putting the work in front of the public. The invitations have been delivered, the exhibition is up, and the the whole shebang is about to roll. The opening is from 5 – 7 pm on Saturday, and all are welcome. See you there.

Telling Tales: new works by Clive Hicks-Jenkins

at

Oriel Tegfryn/Tegfryn Gallery
Cadnant Road, Menai Bridge
Anglesey, LL59 5EW
Saturday May 10th, 5 – 7 pm

The exhibition runs from May 10th – 28th

View the online catalogue HERE

 

Borderlands IV

The last painting has been completed, the fourth in the series collectively titled Borderlands, and based on the model I built for the stage presentation of the chamber-work, The Mare’s Tale. The framing is all done. The works await packing and delivery to the gallery. The exhibition opens a week today. I’m done.

 

Borderlands IV

Acrylic on gessoed panel – 38 x 38 cm – 2014

Borderlands III

Acrylic on gessoed panel – 38 x 38 cm – 2014

Borderlands II

Acrylic on gessoed panel – 38 x 38 cm – 2014

Borderlands I

Acrylic on gessoed panel – 38 x 38 cm – 2014

The model

final painting in progress

 

Borderlands IV is the most recent in my series of paintings based on the landscapes of The Mare’s Tale, and it’s to be my final work for the exhibition. Still a couple of hours at the easel to bring it to a conclusion, but right now my eyes feel raw with weariness, and so I’m calling it a day. I’ll start again early in the morning as I must get it to the framer if it’s to be ready for collection on Saturday.

The other paintings in the series: Borderlands I, II and III

Telling Tales: invitation to the opening

If you can, please come to the opening of my exhibition:

Telling Tales: new works by Clive Hicks-Jenkins

at

Oriel Tegfryn/Tegfryn Gallery
Cadnant Road, Menai Bridge
Anglesey, LL59 5EW
Saturday May 10th, 5 – 7 pm

The exhibition runs from May 10th – 28th

The image is:
Borderlands III from a series on the landscapes of The Mare’s Tale
Acrylic on panel. 38 x 38 cm. 2014

Telling Tales: the catalogue

Telling Tales: new works by Clive Hicks-Jenkins  May 10th – 28th

Please click on the above for details of paintings, and contact the gallery for enquiries. Work is available for purchase from today.

Tegfryn Gallery/Oriel Tegfryn

Cadnant Road, Menai Bridge, Anglesey, LL59 5EW

Phone: Tel +44 (0)1248 715128

E-mail:  tegfryn@artwales.com

OPENING HOURS
Monday-Saturday, 10:00-17:00
Sunday, 11:00-16:30

(Top: detail from Winter Knight)

The Works: still-life

 Ghost Hellebore with Cowrie Shell

Acrylic on gessoed panel – 38 x 38 cm – 2014

The Chequered Curtain

Acrylic on gessoed panel – 38 x 38 cm – 2014

The Works: Gawain and the Green Knight

Green Knight: Gawain transfigured

Acrylic on gessoed panel. 80 x 80 cm. 2014

Winter Knight

Acrylic on gessoed panel – 80 x 80 cm – 2014

The Works: the landscapes of The Mare’s Tale

Borderlands I

Acrylic on gessoed panel – 38 x 38 cm – 2014

Borderlands II

Acrylic on gessoed panel – 38 x 38 cm – 2014

Borderlands III

Acrylic on gessoed panel – 38 x 38 cm – 2014

IMAGE COMING SHORTLY

Borderlands IV

Acrylic on gessoed panel – 38 x 38 cm – 2014

The Works: saints

The Valorous Knight

Acrylic on gessoed panel – 80 x 80 cm -2014

Saint Kevin and the Blackbird’s Nest

Acrylic on gessoed panel – 60 x 81 cm – 2014

Blue Hervé (Hervé and the Wolf)

Mixed Media on panel – 79 x 79 cms – 2014

Blue Boy and Wolf (Hervé and the Wolf)

Mixed media on board – 30 x 36 cm – 2014

Blind Blue Boy (Hervé and the Wolf)

Mixed media on board – 30 x 36 cm – 2014

The Works: images for Glimmerglass by Marly Youmans, forthcoming from Mercer University Press, 2014

The Foliate Stag

Inked and collaged paper – 19 x 19 cm – 2014

Owl

2014) Inked and collaged paper – 21 x 16 cm – 2014

English Lion

Inked and collaged paper – 18 x 18 cm – 2014

Dragon of Many Colours

Coloured pencil on paper – 25 x 27 cm – 2013

Minotaur with a Foliate Tail

Coloured pencil on paper – 25 x 27 cm – 2013

The Works: Shakespeare

Oberon

Mixed media on board – 36 x 30 cm – 2014

Titania

Mixed media on board – 36 x 30 cm – 2014

 …

The Works: inspired by Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale

Flight (Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale)

Mixed media on paper – 55 x 74 cm -2013

The Tulip Garden (Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale)

Mixed media on board – 55 x 57 cm -2013

Joseph Dreams of Home (Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale)

Mixed media on board – 55 x 57 cm – 2013

Soldier Joseph (Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale)

Oil pastel on paper – 41 x 33 cm – 2013

Blue Fall (Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale)

Oil pastel and acrylic paint on gessoed panel- 80 x 80 cm – 2014

Joseph and the Flying Bouquet (Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale)

Acrylic on gessoed panel – 80 x 80 cm – 2014

King (Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale)

Oil pastel on paper – 43 x 35 cm – 2013

Going Home (Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale)

Mixed media on paper – 27 x 25 cm – 2014

Flock (Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale)

Mixed Media on Paper – 20 x 18 cm – 2014

The Covetous Devil (Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale)

Mixed media on paper – 34 x 27 cm – 2014

Clive Hicks-Jenkins explores a narrative tradition of painting, particularly in relation to the Welsh mumming custom of the Mari Lwyd, and in his examinations of stories with miraculous events at their hearts. His Mari Lwyd drawing, Stumbles and Cannot Rise, is in the National Museum of Wales, his re-imagining of the annunciation, The Virgin of the Goldfinches, hangs permanently in the Saint Dyfrig Chapel of Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, and his painting Christ Writes in the Dust, was commissioned for the Methodist Collection of Twentieth Century Art held at Oxford Brookes University. For a decade he’s regularly produced works on the legendary themes of the blind Breton monk Hervé, who had a wolf for a companion, and the Irish hermit Kevin. Kevin held a nest in his outstretched hand while a blackbird laid and incubated her eggs in it, hatched them and reared her young until fledged, a legend recounted by Seamus Heaney in a poem the artist has long referenced in his paintings on the subject.

For Telling Tales: new works by Clive Hicks-Jenkins, the artist has made new works of Hervé and Kevin, and has been revisiting his Mari Lwyd theme. In 2012-13 composer Mark Bowden and Aberystwyth-born poet Damian Walford Davies made a chamber-work with a spoken libretto, taking their inspiration from the artist’s 2001 series of large black and white Mari Lwyd drawings known collectively as The Mare’s Tale. Last year Clive Hicks-Jenkins designed and directed the first performance of The Mare’s Tale, and at Oriel Tegfryn will be showing paintings he’s subsequently produced, inspired by its music and libretto.

The artist’s most recent series is based on Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale, in which Joseph the soldier unwittingly makes a pact he’ll come to regret. Last year Clive Hicks-Jenkins was commissioned to make an animated-film to accompany a performance of The Soldier’s Tale at the Hay Festival, and his new paintings further exploring the story are at the heart of the Oriel Tegfryn exhibition.

 

invitation

Ghost Hellebore and Cowrie Shell

Acrylic on gessoed panel. 38 x 38 cm. 2014

I can hardly believe that it’s nearly time. If you’re able, please join us for the Private View.

Telling Tales: new narrative works by Clive Hicks-Jenkins

Oriel Tegfryn/Tegfryn Gallery

Cadnant Rd
Menai Bridge, Gwynedd LL59 5EW

Sat May 10th, 5 – 7pm