Dark Movements July 15 2015

Artist Clive Hicks-Jenkins is currently exhibiting a series of works at Aberystwyth Arts Centre.

The Mari Lwyd or ‘grey mare’, a Welsh midwinter tradition, has been a key influence Hicks-Jenkins' work. Dark Movements is a multi media presentation of works inspired by the story. The exhibition includes a number of works from the original series of large scale drawings which the artist made following his father's death; works articulating a private grief and fear as well as exploring deep rooted cultural beliefs. Exhibited alongside these are new paintings and animated film using the artist’s puppetry figures, as well as examples of the ‘shadow puppet’ models which Clive uses in his painting practice. Puppets and models from the 2013 performance of the chamber work inspired by the artist's Mari Lwyd series, ‘The Mare’s Tale’ (composer Mark Bowden and librettist Damian Walford Davies) are also on show.

The exhibition runs until Saturday 25th July 2015 at Aberystwyth Arts Centre. Full details

Find out more about the artist's work via his website.

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The Citadel (2015) 
Acrylic, gouache and oil-based pencil on board. 59 x 84 cms

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Yarden. The Citadel (2015)
Acrylic, gouache and oil-based pencil on board. 59 x 84 cms

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Horse/Man (2015)
Acrylic, gouache and oil-based pencil on board. 59 x 84 cms

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Detail of the Dark Movements Toy Theatre (2015)
Mixed media

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Veil (2015)
Acrylic, gouache and oil-based pencil on board. 59 x 84 cms