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Life is Still Life

Life is Still Life presents an exciting selection of modern and contemporary works by women artists in the genre of still life.

A Feast for the Eye – an exhibition of paintings and collages by Jerry Scott

Fri 30 September 2022 - Thu 17 November 2022

Clare Hall

Jerry Scott’s collages have rightly been called a journey through colour and texture, offering an experience of great richness and depth. Their characterful material presence owes much to the fact that he designs and prints his own papers, many of which are close-patterned and therefore add to the density of the overall effect. Many artists who use collage let in chinks of the ground beneath the collage, to point up the play between artifice and reality in the making of art. But Scott’s collages have a firmness and completeness that disavows teasing distractions. Instead, there is a strong sense of the physical involvement in the chopping, cutting, and abutting of one piece next to another.

His paintings have quite a different character. They are often rougher and more rugged, as in Crown Cardinal, in which a glorious suffusion of feeling comes through the unfussed blocks of warm and cool colours. His paintings, with their greater spontaneity and flexibility, seem to invite a more exploratory vein and a willingness to risk failure, which the brilliantly inventive and more polished collages do not permit. Both, however, depend on a sense of underlying formality: only very rarely does Scott include nowadays any hint of direct representation, yet his collages and paintings are often informed, directly or indirectly, by his love of gardens and nature.

Clare Hall is delighted to show this exhibition. It conveys a passionate delight in colour, pattern and texture and the way they can be used to affirm the fullness of life. This is the kind of art that does not give itself up completely at first sight. Each time it is revisited, further, different, or new sensations emerge. Give time to Scott’s paintings and collages, and you will be surprised by these mutations.

Cost: Free

Enquiries and booking

No need to book.

No need to book; this exhibition is free of charge and is open to the general public.

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Timing

In person

10:00am-5:00pm daily from Friday 30 September 2022 until Thursday 17 November 2022

All times

Fri 30 September 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 1 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 2 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 3 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 4 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 5 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 6 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 7 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 8 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 9 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 10 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 11 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 12 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 13 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 14 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 15 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 16 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 17 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 18 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 19 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 20 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 21 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 22 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 23 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 24 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 25 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 26 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 27 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 28 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 29 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 30 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 31 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 1 November 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 2 November 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 3 November 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 4 November 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 5 November 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 6 November 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 7 November 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 8 November 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 9 November 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 10 November 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 11 November 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 12 November 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 13 November 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 14 November 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 15 November 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 16 November 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 17 November 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Venue

Address: Clare Hall
Main Site
Herschel Road
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB3 9AL
United Kingdom
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Email: events@clarehall.cam.ac.uk
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