Anthony Pendlebury and Nathan Pendlebury
At first I did not understand how coincidental it was that on the street
just around the corner two men were playing jazz. However, when I entered
the exhibition I saw the mood, vivid colour, and complexity mixed with
simplicity which is exactly what jazz and the exhibition are all about.
It was this that really gave the room its explosive atmosphere. You could
find yourself bouncing off walls, with each piece flowing neatly to the
next, and yet standing just as strongly on their own.
The collections of small pieces (as suggested by the title) are from
a father and son duo’s repertoire, and although very different in
media and style it is surprising how much the works compliment each other.
Nathan Pendlebury - the son - has a bold and simple style, whilst his
father Anthony has more complex and textured work. However they are joined
by the way they take broad observations and transform them into simple
moving representation of what we see all the time.
Both parts of this duo take the mundane aspects of life and create almost
dreamlike interpretations of them. Nathan's photography and his takes
the things we see every day at new angles, whilst his ink drawings manage
to capture almost childlike observations. It is a similar effect we get
from his father’s mixed media pieces which are mostly of harbours,
and beaches, He creates these without the use of the “equipment”
that usually inhibits most artists.
Anyone who loves colour, shape and a refreshing approach to exploring
common sights or capturing a mood will love to look at their contrasting
styles; I would highly recommend they visited this small exhibition.
Comment left by JAMELA EGAH on 11th September, 2009 at 15:07
ARTICLE WAS VERY INTREGING AND I WAS INTERESTED IN THE PEICES OF ARTWORK CHARLOTTE COMMENTED ON. I LIKE HER COMPARISON MADE IN BETWEEN THE CAFE ITSELF AND THE JAZZ MUSICIANS OUTSIDE I WILL DEFINETLY BE RESEARCHING MORE OF Nathan Pendlebury WORK AND I SEE THIS CAFE AS A MUST GO PLACE.