The ‘Viewing Change’ exhibition has obviously dominated my time recently but the rest of the world, including its art, rolls on. Locally, several exhibits have caught my eye and I show one here.
At Snape Maltings, ‘Myriad’, a much-vaunted outside sculpture was launched a few weeks ago. Standing on the lawn between the concert hall and the quayside, it looks like a sophisticated piece of scaffolding forming an open-sided, elongated cube standing on end with flat things arranged within it. The latter are in fact mirrors arranged carefully to reflect views over the surroundings, notably the reed-filled estuary.
The concept is both clever and bold: it is overtly a visitor attraction; people are supposed to be able to see out over the estuary without having to climb. Its slender outline is not obtrusive in a delicate landscape. Personally, however, inoffensive though – thankfully – it is, it literally does not work for me. Three months on from its opening, it seems now to attract a casual curiosity from a few rather than much attention.
I’ve painted very little – except my studio doors and two garden sheds – since taking down the Halesworth Gallery exhibition but I have much enjoyed visiting other exhibitions. Some commentary on them might well be written idc.