In this week’s Art Seen, James Dignan looks at exhibitions by Seraphine Pick, Angus Collis, and Tanya Ashken.
The title of Angus Collis’ exhibition at The Artist’s Room, ”Find the Rabbit”, is not to be taken literally. There is no rabbit in these works; the title is more a suggestion that we should be more aware of our surroundings. We should, to use the latest buzzphrase, exercise mindfulness.
Collis’ gentle, thoughtful works allow us to do just that. Painted in urban Europe, they express a longing for open spaces and woodland, and juxtapose this living wilderness with bleak cityscapes preserved in sepia aspic.