18 Mar 2017 - 11 Apr 2017
Time and Tide - no one is so powerful that they can stop the march of time. The notion of "tide" being beyond mankind's control is expressed in this latest series of works by Darren Gannon. In them we see an exploration of nature and its recognisable power. Tied together with some familiar places and subjects. The paintings are consistant with previous exhibitions and the works themselves are derivatives of the landscape. It is the atmosphere, light and weather that play a significant role in the strength of each image. The paintings are made up of fine layers or glazes of paint, for Gannon this provides the veiling effect that moisture laden air would have on the actual landscape, and creates light and depth of colour. Gannon is also drawn to the distant, isolated lights which can infer a presence in the space. Gannon does not make the images recognisable as a specific place, rather allowing the viewer to be able to engage with the image via a personal connection and memories to their own place and with that a reminder that Time and Tide is a constant in all our lives.
Solo Exhibition Mar 2016