Aston Hall, Birmingham's 'country house' museum, is to exhibit a stunning new
art show from 13 April until 27 May as part of an exclusive five-date tour.
Russian artist Varvara Shavrova, who is best known for her boldly colouristic
abstract work, has chosen the unusual Jacobean setting of Aston Hall to exhibit
her vivid paintings and drawings.
Inspired by the dramatic landscape of County Mayo in Ireland, 'Inscriptions' is
a series of paintings and drawings that passionately explore the relationship
between line and space and represent both the visible and imaginary landscape.
A range of paintings and drawings from the 'Inscriptions' series is to be found
at all venues, but some works have been created specifically for Aston Hall -
with the architecture, the history and the exhibition's audience firmly in mind.
Graham Allen, Head of Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, says:
We are really looking forward to exhibiting Varvara's work at Aston Hall. The
contrast between her contemporary drawings and historic setting of Aston Hall
will be quite stunning. I urge people to come along to the exhibition as it will
be the only venue in the Midlands exhibiting this work.
Shavrova's new touring show, 'Inscriptions Painting the Line' will appear at
Aston Hall next month - one of only five venues chosen by the artist to display
her work. It has already been shown at the James Hockey Gallery in Farnham and
will also appear at the Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston upon Thames in July and
at venues in Ireland in the autumn and the New Year.
Oil on Canvas
198 x212 cm