02/03/2023 - 01/04/2023

Mid C20th-Contemporary - Painting

Minami Kobayashi & Patrick Procktor - Place and Presence

Tue-Fri: 11-6pm; Sat: 12-4pm

Frestonian Gallery is delighted to present its first exhibition of new works by Minami Kobayashi (b. 1989), alongside and in dialogue with selected works by Patrick Procktor (1936-2003).

Kobayashi and Procktor, each sharing a love for the quietly observed moment; the oblique ‘portrait’, also value the peculiar properties of light and form in different places and parts of the world. Procktor observed that the various corners of the globe he visited lent distinct qualities to his painting (“the light in Egypt is violet, in China daffodil, in Venice opalescent”), so too Kobayashi collects and merges the literal and sense memories of her travels into each picture-plane – an interior bedroom scene segues into a parkland from her childhood in Nagoya; the base of the white cliffs of Dover erupt into wild jungle fauna.


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