The Simple Truth

Selected by Michelle Cotton after a brainstorming session at the Norwich School of Art and Design and visits to regional studios, the artists represented in The Simple Truth (at Norwich Gallery) are up and coming, young and fresh and daring enough to use whatever means are at their disposal to project inner visions.

Selected by Michelle Cotton after a brainstorming session at the Norwich School of Art and Design and visits to regional studios, the artists represented in The Simple Truth (at Norwich Gallery) are up and coming, young and fresh and daring enough to use whatever means are at their disposal to project inner visions. And very exciting works they create.

Chloe Steele's drawings are monochromatic renderings of a static caravan park. With titles like Everglades and Shadowlands they offer a means of satisfying her wanderlust, the use of pencils underlining the fact that this is a desire that can be easily rubbed out.

Mark Edwards takes colour photographs of allotments that are peaceful and pretty though also ragged. Suitably large and wooden framed, they have simple titles like Allotment 1 and Raveningham, indicating that they are literal renditions documented solely for their banal beauty.

Robert Filby's abstracts use everyday items like tape and soap in the making of Non-Objective Soap Sculpture A+B.

Desmond Brett's interest in vulnerability runs through his work and takes authority from a philosophical subtext.

In the St George's Street gallery you can be seen by passers-by as you view the artworks. But don't let that Big Brother ambience put you off this exhibition (until June 11) by some of the region's most thoughtful artists.

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