Power in Stillness

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 Carl Melegari • Lynne Cartlidge
Stillness can have a forceful presence: a quiet magnetism that draws the eye and resonates with life, feeling and meaning. Our new exhibition elegantly reveals how profoundly different this power in stillness can be.
Through multiple layers, deep textures and flowing drips of oil paint, Carl Melegari’s compelling portraits and evocative figures exude calm and strength – a tangible sense of life from within their sculpted silence.
Lynne Cartlidge’s lucid still life compositions explore everyday domestic objects and cut flowers, creating a subtle dynamic interplay between light, colour, space and form. Her radiant interiors reveal another world of stillness.
Carl was chosen to create a series of portraits to feature prominently in the recent Bristol based BBC psychological drama series ‘Chloe’.