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Stephanie Rew 'Gilded'

18 September 2021 - 10 October 2021


“Creating this show has been a long and lovely process. I was given a decent amount of time to do it which is a rare thing.

Recently I have been incorporating gold leaf into my work, exploring the relationship between the decorative reflective gold leaf surface and a fully rendered oil painting. The design and pattern of the surface and textiles have become an important part of my painted compositions.

Making the gold panels is a slow and painstaking process and can take months to complete so to be able to make 10 panels at one time was an absolute luxury. Some of these panels I have been working on for over a year, leaving them to ‘marinade’ for a while I work on other paintings.

These paintings have cohesion to them, they have grown and developed very slowly together, which gives them a harmony. Recent times have been very difficult for everyone and this show is my way of adding something bright and beautiful into the world, as right now I believe we need as much beauty as we can find”.