‘Different Strokes’ at ArtSpeQ

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a brilliant film by the way. Can’t get much more pleasantly weird than Roald Dahl, Tim Burton and Johnny Depp.
But before watching the film I went to ArtSpeQ at Quiggins. The new exhibition is titled ‘Different Strokes’ and is a group of work by 4 local artists.
Philip Ferguson Jones are oils on canvas, figurative and landscapes of places such as Ainsdale beach, the Lake District and fields around Ormskirk, nice atmospheric works with good use of light.
Andrew Jones also offers several landscapes and moody or splattery seascapes of Polperro and The Needles also some interesting charcoal on paper and acrylic works.
Anthony William Marsden’s canvases are more abstract, ‘urban’ and rather complex. Too cluttered for my own taste, with titles such as 99 Problems, Meanwhile in Hells Kitchen and Train Graveyard you can certainly spend a lot of time just looking at them and trying to work out whats going on.
I think Robert Peter Craig was a late addition to the show, he has a few small manipulated digital prints on show, a mix of text and images.
A good body of work here well worth a look before it ends on Aug 31st.


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