David Manley ‘From The Earth Wealth’




From Castle Donington in the north east to Chilcote in the south west, David Manley draws inspiration from the district of North west Leicestershire to create some 90 small pictures (two each to represent forty five settlements).  Although the paintings and digital images are abstract they draw their origins from photographs made in each location.  The artist says “much of my previous work has been concerned with places and times away from home.  Some time back I decided to make a body of new pictures that respond to the environment in which I live.  From The Earth Wealth is the result.  I try to make paintings that contain a complete visual topology within them and each one is intended to be a pure invention although imbued with a personal ‘sense of place’. A kind of constant invention and singularity is what I’m after.”  The title of the project comes from the translation from Latin of the district motto, a reference to the area’s mineral and agricultural assets.  Accompanying the abstract images will be a small selection of photographs illustrating both this wealth and the origins of the suite of pictures.

Duration 16 July 2011 - 20 August 2011
Times 11am - 6pm Wednesday - Saturday
Cost Free
Venue Tarpey Gallery
Address 77 High Street Castle Donington DE74 2PQ, ,
Contact 0777 240 4293 / info@tarpeygallery.com / www.tarpeygallery.com

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