08/09/2022 - 08/10/2022
New Work - Drawing
Thomas Langley - Bodger's Hovel
'As a grandson of basket makers, Thomas Langley has a personal attachment to ancient and modern craft-based industries. He explores the raw materials, such as willow, that surrounded him in his youth. Willow has become a key component within his image making, not in the form of basketry, but in its altered state as charcoal.
Langley is deeply concerned with the bare mechanics of image making through a rhythmic approach to creating pulsating compositions. Undulating fields of gestural and observational mark-making, based on botanical studies, are rendered in monochromatic swathes of charcoal and paint. These stripped-back couplings between raw material and subject, create a visual conversation between abstraction and representation.'
Fitzrovia 158 New Cavendish St, W1W 6YW