Ingleby Gallery: Andrew Cranston, But The Dream Had No Sound

Ingleby Gallery: Andrew Cranston, But The Dream Had No Sound

In the largest exhibition of his work to date, Andrew Cranston: But The Dream Had No Sound at Ingleby Gallery shows how he draws on a variety of sources, including personal recollections and family histories, confirming his description of himself as a storyteller of sorts. Cranston works directly onto the linen covers of second hand hardback books, often bleaching the surface or manipulating his materials in layers of paint, varnish and collage. A painting may be begun, discarded, revisited and resolved over a period of years until something essential coalesces. Interwoven with passages culled from literature, anecdotes, jokes and images from cinema, these elements are combined to make intimate and often dream-like paintings that Cranston calls “pockets of history.”

 

Image: Andrew Cranston, Addiction to an old mattress, 2018

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