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Susan Eley Fine Art

Susan Eley Fine Art

New York - United States

Space of Belonging: New Work by Angela A'Court

New York From 14 November to 20 December 2019

Presentation
Susan Eley Fine Art is pleased to present Space of Belonging, a solo show featuring new paintings by Angela A’Court. The exhibition opens on Thursday, November 14 with a reception from 6-8 pm, and remains on view through December 20. Space of Belonging is comprised of pastel paintings and a series of mixed media prints, all produced within the last two years.

A’Court first exhibited with SEFA in the three-person show, Finding Arcadia (2008). Subsequently, she has participated in numerous group shows and art fairs in the UK, US and Canada. Of note was her 2016 solo exhibition at SEFA, The Poetry of Mending.

A’Court begins each painting with a broad, color plane—red, blue, pink or yellow—which acts as a table for the artist’s still life vocabulary. This practice allows her to contain the narrative and create intimate settings, with each empty vessel, cup, or vase of flowers in its place. One feels that if an object were removed, the painting might topple. A sort of kinesthetic synergy between the objects holds the pieces together as a consummate whole.

A’Court continues to paint from memories and reflections from recent sojourns abroad, most notably from her year and a half living in Tokyo (2014-2016) and recently a trip to Amsterdam last Fall.

In the painting which gives the exhibition its title, a gathering of pale blue Japanese sake cups sit astride one another, against a fire engine red background. An unusual double decker coffee pot, inspired by a visit to a Dutch friend’s home, takes center stage left. At the top of the composition is a pitcher of grey silver foliage (Jacobaea Maritima) whose branches spray across the surface.

The subtlety and delicacy of Japanese flower arranging, called Ikebana, comes into play as A’Court arranges her own plants and flowers in vases and pots. Many of the vessels she paints are direct representations of objects with which she returned to the US.

Jordaan is a painterly reminiscence of a visit to a historic home in Amsterdam, complete with two stools and a table, laden with artfully arranged objects.

A’Court’s mixed media prints often examine single features—one stalk, one cup¬¬—and as such, lend themselves to a more abstract representation, although they are works unto themselves. The monoprints can be executed more swiftly than the pastels, the latter require many layers of pastel to achieve the rich accumulation of colors and textured surfaces.


Artist Bio

Angela A’Court was born in London, UK. She attended the West Surrey College of Art and Design, UK, Parsons School of Art and Design, New York and Goldsmiths’ College London BA (Hons) Fine Art Textiles. After graduating from Goldsmiths’ College, A’Court worked as an interior designer for an architectural practice and then independently as a designer. Her work has been recorded in various English magazines, including The Sunday Times, Homes and Gardens, House and Gardens and Traditional Interiors. Her work has also appeared in books such as Pure Pastel, Drawing and Painting, Modern Rustic and Interiors by Design.
Throughout her years as a designer, A’Court always had a sketchbook in hand and continued to paint. In 2002, she decided to put design to one side and return to painting full time. Since then, she has regularly exhibited her work in the UK at venues such as The Pastel Society, London UK, The Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy, London UK, The Discerning Eye, as well as independent galleries. In 2003, A’Court moved to the US, where she now lives and works in New York City.


Statement

My work comes from observation, memory and imagination. Collective daydreams that make another world out of this world--the experience of ‘insideness’ and ‘outsideness.’

The still life is a poem, where things are brought together to make something that did not exist before. The work is about the immense and the intimate: individual objects that collectively give a future narrative to their past.

Abstracted tables of opposites, drawn from different time frames, come together to capture a moment where the soul can pause.
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    Details

  • 46 W 90th St, #2
    10024, New York
    United States
    19179527641

    Schedules

    Monday

    11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    Tuesday

    11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    Wednesday

    11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    Thursday

    11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    Friday

    11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    Saturday

    closed

    Sunday

    closed

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Angela A'Court, Blue Plant, Painting

Angela A'Court

Blue Plant, 2019
12.75 x 18.25 inch
Painting

$3,300

Angela A'Court, Cambridge, Painting

Angela A'Court

Cambridge, 2019
9.5 x 21.25 inch
Painting

$3,300

Angela A'Court, Cool Thursday, Painting

Angela A'Court

Cool Thursday, 2019
17 x 20.5 inch
Painting

$3,750

Angela A'Court, Doing One Thing at a Time, Painting

Angela A'Court

Doing One Thing at a Time, 2019
33 x 32 inch
Painting

$6,350

Angela A'Court, Delft, Painting

Angela A'Court

Delft, 2019
18.5 x 24.5 inch
Painting

$4,130

Angela A'Court, Finding Space II, Painting

Angela A'Court

Finding Space II, 2017
19.5 x 25.5 inch
Painting

$3,500

Angela A'Court, For This One Moment, Painting

Angela A'Court

For This One Moment, 2019
17 x 17 inch
Painting

$3,100

Angela A'Court, Hyacinths, Painting

Angela A'Court

Hyacinths, 2017
15.5 x 18.25 inch
Painting

$3,300

Angela A'Court, Green Days, Painting

Angela A'Court

Green Days, 2019
18.75 x 25.5 inch
Painting

$4,130

Angela A'Court, Jordaan, Painting

Angela A'Court

Jordaan, 2019
59 x 42 inch
Painting

$8,250

Angela A'Court, Just For You, Painting

Angela A'Court

Just For You, 2017
12 x 15 inch
Painting

$2,125

Angela A'Court, New Memories II, Painting

Angela A'Court

New Memories II, 2017
9.5 x 23.75 inch
Painting

$3,160

Angela A'Court, Pink Pot, Painting

Angela A'Court

Pink Pot, 2016
30 x 29 inch
Painting

$5,075

Angela A'Court, One Peony, Painting

Angela A'Court

One Peony, 2019
14 x 20.25 inch
Painting

$3,070

Angela A'Court, Three Red Chairs, Painting

Angela A'Court

Three Red Chairs, 2019
27 x 37 inch
Painting

$6,260

Angela A'Court, Two Jugs, Painting

Angela A'Court

Two Jugs, 2019
35 x 30 inch
Painting

$6,260

Angela A'Court, Angel Songs, Print

Angela A'Court

Angel Songs, 2019
10 x 13.25 inch
Print

$1,065

Angela A'Court, Baby Blue Peony, Print

Angela A'Court

Baby Blue Peony, 2019
14 x 11.5 inch
Print

$945

Angela A'Court, Every Moment, Print

Angela A'Court

Every Moment, 2019
9.25 x 13 inch
Print

$1,065

Angela A'Court, Garden Path, Print

Angela A'Court

Garden Path, 2019
8.25 x 11.5 inch
Print

$710

Angela A'Court, Hunters, Print

Angela A'Court

Hunters, 2019
13.75 x 11 inch
Print

$1,065

Angela A'Court, Kyoto, Print

Angela A'Court

Kyoto, 2019
23 x 18 inch
Print

$1,420

Angela A'Court, Pew Musicians, Print

Angela A'Court

Pew Musicians, 2019
10.5 x 13.5 inch
Print

$1,065

Angela A'Court, Resting Dancer, Print

Angela A'Court

Resting Dancer, 2019
14 x 11 inch
Print

$1,065

Angela A'Court, Warm Shade, Print

Angela A'Court

Warm Shade, 2019
9.5 x 12.5 inch
Print

$945