Artist Barry Miles was "Crossing the Rubicon" when his new exhibition opened at Loughborough 's Charnwood Museum on Saturday May 31st. Loughborough based Barry is a part-time tutor at Burleigh Community College
Adult Centre and is also a member of "Artspace" and the Charnwood Painting and Drawing Club.
He explains why he chose "Crossing the Rubicon" as his
"When I first ventured into contemporary abstract work, a respected
landscape painter commented I had 'crossed the Rubicon' of painting. Like
so many others, he assumed that the journey between realism and abstract is
one way only!"
"This exhibition tries to challenge the idea that the boundaries between
styles of painting cannot be re-crossed once passed through - and even that
those boundaries exist at all".
"By retracing one's path using new concerns in traditional themes we can
re-evaluate and enhance both our understanding and our progress. The
paintings displayed in "Crossing the Rubicon" deal with various different
concerns in a wide range of concepts."