Nothingness at Parndon Mill Gallery

Alex McIntyre
Invitation to Nothingness, Parndon Mill Gallery
Forthcoming exhibition: Space2 Gallery, Watford Museum
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You are Warmly invited to

at Parndon Mill 

with Hideki Arichi, Ella Carty, Jo Howe, Alex

 McIntyre and William White

7 August - 14 September 2014

Private View 10 August 2-4pm 

Please join us for the private view on 10 August 2-4 pm.
Guests are invited to bring a picnic and enjoy the lawn and
canal at the front of the Mill and local walks nearby. Drinks
and nibbles will be provided.

Parndon Mill, Elizabeth Way, Harlow, Essex CM20 2HP
Tel: 01279 426 042 Email:
Please also save the date for forthcoming exhibition:
Line and Location, Space2 Gallery, Watford Museum
6 September - 25 October with artists Alex McIntyre
and Ross Loveday.
Private View 5 September 6-8pm

Wishing you a wonderful Summer and looking
forward to seeing you at a Private view one day soon!

Alex McIntyre
Fellow, Digswell Arts
Associate Member, Free Painters and Sculptors
'Nothingness' includes the
 work of five artists with links
 to Digswell Arts: Hideki Arichi

Ella Carty, Jo Howe, Alex
McIntyre and William White.
These artists respond to the theme
 of nothingness using a variety of
media: Painting, Printmaking,
Sculpture and Drawing. Originally
inspired by an edition of 'Start the
 Week', a BBC R4 programme in
which the idea of 'nothingness' was
 examined from different perspectives
these artists bring their own creative
insight to the subject.
For Alex McIntyre 'nothingness' is a leap
of faith; the emptiness into which inspiration
 rushes. Nothingness is difficult to comprehend
because the very act of considering it changes
it. It is glimpsed at the periphery of conscious
ness: both before and after, ecstasy and grief.
For this exhibition Alex is producing drawings that question human states of being.
Ella Carty's work is a personal exploration of
 the existential state of 'nothingness'. Her
 paintings of landscapes evoke a sense of
both isolation and stillness. There is a sense
in which these empty and seductive landscapes
 are both intriguing and unsettling. Her use of
 colour and its capacity to entice emotion is
 striking. Ella says 'I wanted to convey a
sense of unreality as well as detachment, to communicate a sense of how it feels to be
in a state of nothingness.'
Jo Howe explores the notion of 'nothingess'
 by exploring emotional responses to 'the
space in-between'. Jo's practice focuses
on the frustrations of human communication
 working with old manuscripts that bear the
 physical imperfections and aromas of past
 human handling and thus retain elements
of their human presence. The book or
page becomes a tool for looking inwards
 to our evolving personal narratives rather
 than the read contents of the book as
William White is a printmaker based in
Cornwall. His take on 'nothingness' is a
study of the satellite dishes at Goonhilly
on the Lizard peninsular in Cornwall, which
are currently in the process of being
recommissioned. Goonhilly is a cluster
of satellite dishes known for receiving
the first ever Trans-Atlantic satellite
TV images, broadcast by Telstar in1962.
 These gigantic structures, seemingly
staring at nothing were perfect inspiration
 for the title 'nothingness'.
Hideki Arichi is a British born Japanese
artist. He is approaching the idea of
'nothingness' by reading Eastern
philosophical interpretations found in Zen
 Buddhism and by identifying personal
reactions and indicators to these. The
 work includes paintings, drawings and

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