SCENE 2 - Scene Without Scene:

A PVAF exhibition showcasing works by members

Inga Dargyzyte | Anita Hutchison | Joanna Kessel | Frances Law | Judith Maclachlan | Gayle Nelson | Jackie Smith

Exhibition Dates: 1st August - 1st November 09
Open Mon to Sat 10am - 5pm
or late on performance evenings
Threshold artspace, Redrooms, Perth Theatre, 185 High Street, Perth PH1 5UW

A copy of the Exhibition Guide can be downloaded from

Perthshire Visual Arts Forum (PVAF) and Horsecross present a contemporary visual art exhibition at the Threshold artspace at Perth Theatre for this year's Perth Festival of the Arts 2009. This is the final part of a series of two exhibitions to showcase works by PVAF members.

The works were selected by guest curator, Diana Sykes - Director of Fife Contemporary Art & Craft, who comments on her choice -
"PVAF is to be admired and respected for its activities - not only does it show how Perthshire based artists can promote high quality visual art in this mainly rural area, but it also constantly looks outwards as can be seen from the make up of its membership and its international projects. This is reflected in the selection for Scene 2 with artists from Lithuania to Skye.

Personal taste and interests have guided the selection from a broad range of artists - many thematic exhibitions could have been mounted. The work in Scene 2 is varied in media but there are links which can be made between approaches and subjects. Drawing through combining printing and stitched threads bring together elements of visual art and craft in the contrastingly colourful pieces by Jackie Smith and the miniature monochromatic studies by Anita Hutchison. Both are exploring memory in different ways and Jackie Smith's garden excavations are echoed in the 'relics' discovered along the seashore by Frances Law and incorporated in her poetic boxed compositions. Subtly abstracted and dissolving seascapes have been painted by Judith Maclachlan. Observation of the natural details in the landscape by Joanna Kessel has led her to photograph a striking pair of stones and transform the motif through drawing into mosaic. Drawn lines are again strong in the dynamically abstract Orbit prints of Inga Dargyzyte and the suburban scenes of Gayle Nelson which surprise with their stitched beads on satin."

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