Artist Agnes Poitevin-Navarre posing between “The Candidates” installation and “The Oracle”
“The Oracle” 2018 – oil and acrylic on canvas
“The Green Man” 2018 – mixed media on boxed canvas
“The Aviatrix” 2018 – acrylic on canvas
“Noble Stripes” 2018 – mixed media on framed panel
Detail “Cartouche with Academic Eyes” 2018
“Noble Are The Dreams” is a monologue exhibition encompassing drawings and paintings that explores themes of mythologies, stories and archetypes. The colourful paintings, just like the ‘Murmurs” series did previously, are an invitation to contemplation yet, with very loose gestures, possible interpretations are multiplied. Presiding over the colourful work is the first part of a trilogy entitled “The Candidates” and two “Academic Lips” circular canvases sidekicks. The eyes are the guides. The audience is encouraged to add their own reading. The curating of each piece interacting with others and the audience makes this exhibition quite unique. Not to be missed.
The finissage party will be on Thurday 19th April.
“Time & Tide” is a dialogue between the two distinctive artistic practices of Piera Costantini Scala and Agnes Poitevin-Navarre who both explore themes of departure and choices in this Parlour Room exhibition.
Costantini Scala’s photographic series of yogic postures in an abandoned Italian silk factory investigates the notion of transcendence beyond the (physical) interior space within the (spiritual) interior space. Her photographic journey echoes visual references of the Vitrusian Man and the oculus of the Roman Pantheon. She skillfully plays with light and shadows, stillness, rhythm and directions. Beyond the walls of a bygone era, new metaphorical silk roads are to be created.
In her large drawing “The Three Graces”, Agnes Poitevin-Navarre bridges mythologies, stories and archetypes of the old world and the new by composing distinctive yet inter-related cartouches based on a photographic collage. She oscillates between depth of fields both vertically and horizontally. The inverse markmaking in the foreground creates and blocks the negative space within a golden ratio of the drawing. In the middleground, a seascape metamorphoses into a mountain-scape before a sea of youthful faces from the American Dream is sketched and fixed in time in the background.
Opposedly placed in the Parlour Room, the blueness of “Murmur II” echoes part of the limited palette of Costantini Scala’s photographic series. The voyage is imminent.
The “Murmurs” series is an invitation to contemplation, to dream beyond a luminous limited palette that is restfully blue. The loose sketchy marks evoke ephemeral forms that can be read in a myriad of ways.
The large oil canvases invite you on a journey to delve into your own imagination.
The latest instalment of the Colour Coding series focuses on the labelling of a man’s character and his legacy. The 45th President of the United States… Obama. It stems from Martin Luther King’s speech “they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character”.
Please contact Agnes on Facebook if you wish to be added to the list of Friends of the Parlour Room. The exhibition space will shortly host a series of new oil paintings to be viewed by appointment only. A program of exhibitions is also currently being developed for small group shows or trialogues.