10th November – 21st December, 2018
Opening Invitation – Saturday 10th November, 6 – 8pm
2018 – ING The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries London; The Columbia Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries London, Finalist; 2017 – Christmas Exhibition, Tarpey Gallery; Holiday, Raab Gallery, Berlin: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, curated by Eileen Cooper; Small World PS Mirabel, Manchester; Stimulus Municipal Art Gallery of Piraeus, Athens, Greece; Art on a Postcard Secret Auction; 2016 – Art on a Postcard, Maddox Gallery, London; Tarpey Gallery, Nottingham – Midlands Open Main Prize Winner; This must be the place I never wanted to leave, Beep Wales International Painting Prize, Swansea and Undegun Gallery, Wrexham; Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, curated by Richard Wilson; Shenzhen International Biennial, Jinling Art Museum, China and touring; Staffordshire Open, Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford, Prize-winner; Coventry Open, Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry; 2015 – Salon, Waterhall Gallery, Birmingham Art Gallery and Museum; Art on a Postcard Secret Auction, Soho Revue London; International Painters, Raab Gallery, Berlin; London Group The Cello Factory, London; Shenzhen International Biennial, Shenzhen Art Gallery, China; Summer Arts Prize, Lacey Contemporary Gallery, London; Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, curated by Michael Craig Martin; Freedom of Travel, JRGallery, Berlin; 2014 – Nottingham Castle Open, Nottingham Castle Gallery, Prize-winner.
Awards and Scholarships
2018 – Columbia Threadneedle finalist prize
2017 – Welbeck prize
2016 – Schott UK prize
2015 – Ian Robinson prize Nottingham Open
2002 – Peel Holdings Award
1992 – 1st prize regional award Laing Competition
1992 – Laing National Award
1985 – Louisa Ann Ryland Scholarship
Tarpey Gallery is excited to announce ‘Other places’ a new series of paintings by Midlands Open 2016 prizewinner Lois Wallace.
These new works have evolved through an interest in the Northern European Romantic tradition, where the landscape can be seen as a metaphor for the human condition and whilst the narratives created within the works are recognisable and familiar they are at the same time unsettling through contrasting pictorial elements. The oppositions of space and limitation, inclusion and exclusion are subjective but can be seen to reflect wider social concerns.
Each one of the seventeen paintings on show here uses copper as the surface material which has been used as a painting support since the Renaissance, this connection between the past and present is important to the artist and the underlying narrative of the works. The paintings are made using transparent layers of oil paint on the copper surface. The warmth of the copper ground glows through the layers of paint to create light, atmosphere and a sense of illumination from within.
We hope you can join us for the opening night on November 10th, 6 – 8pm for an early viewing and a chance to meet the artist.
About the Artist
Lois Wallace gained a First Class Honours degree in Fine Art from Coventry Polytechnic and an MFA from The Slade School of Art. She was then awarded a Fellowship in painting at Cheltenham School of Art. Recent exhibitions in 2018 include ING Discerning Eye and the Columbia Threadneedle competition where she was awarded a finalist prize. Her work has been included in the Royal Academy summer exhibition 2017, 2016 and 2015, and she has regularly exhibited at the Raab Gallery, Berlin since 2007. Her work is in public and private collections in Europe, New Zealand, Miami and the UK.