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Farnham Art Society Art Exhibition

December 1, 2012
Farnham Art Society exhibion

Farnham Art Society exhibion

Liberty - Belinda Cave

Liberty – Belinda Cave

Farnham Art Society has taken over an empty shop in Lion and Lamb Courtyard in Farnham until a few days before Christmas.

It was a grave disappointment and not worth the effort of a visit. Probably explains why it was empty.

When are artists going to learn presentational skills? You can not see a painting when obscured by glass and light reflecting off the glass. Artists of all people should know this. Not helped by poor quality lighting. Too many paintings crammed into the wall space. But for what was on show, it probably does not matter.

In one of the windows, an interesting reclining figure. Only you cannot see it from outside, due to a painting being in the way. From the inside, it is denied natural light, by the painting blocking the window. I was going to ask, could the painting be moved, but I found those manning the exhibition to be not very friendly and I thought if they cannot see the obvious, who am I to ask.

On the way out I noticed what looked like a saucer with blood flowing into the centre (a severed finger would have added to the effect) and a small soup bowl (it was supposed to be a cup).

The paintings change. It may improve. It could of course get worse.

Not only lacking presentational skills. No mention of this art exhibition on their website!

Far better artwork can be found in The Barn when they hold an exhibition.

Or travel further afield to Guildford, but definitely not worth a trip to Farnham on a cold winter afternoon.

Top Story in ARTbeat (Sunday 2 December 2012).

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