Fresh Hell Gallery Opening 22nd April

  • Fresh Hell 25 Saint Nicholas Road Brighton, BN1 3LP United Kingdom

Douglas and Helen Horner will be hosting the opening of the new gallery Fresh Hell. We kick off with a Private View exhibiting the works on paper of multi-media artist Jan Blythe, a Scot residing in the Bay Area of San Francisco; the abstract paintings of Mima Chovancova, a Brighton based Slovak artist; and the Conceptual Expressionistic paintings of Tallahassee Lexington. 

Blythe's 2D series 'Masked' (2013 - 2015) expresses the notion that English psychoanalyst D. W. Winnicot summed up perfectly, 'Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide', layering vivid colours over found photograghs. 

Chovancova's politico-abstract paintings are informed by her childhood in Post-Communist Slovakia. She will be showing the painting 'The Weight of the World on My Eyelash' (2015), as well as works on paper (2016), 'Aggravation in Colour', a series of visual manifestations of frustration and incompleteness, which are conveyed through discord of form, colour and brush mark.

Lexington's works are often inspired by her academic research in history, philosophy and psychology, but also by day to day events and experiences. Her 'Sleep Troika 1 (Into Nothing)' (2009) will be on display for the first time, with 'Sleep Troika 2 (Out of Something)' to follow later in the year. These are based on the sleep condition hypnogogia, which used to be known as the Old Hag Attack, depicted figuratively in Henri Fuseli's 'The Nightmare'. 

We are also presenting two 1991 (early career) artist's proofs of Turner Prize Winner Richard Wright, which are beautiful, and unlike the artworks for which he's most well known.

There will be cava, wine and beer, on the house.

Come and see!