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The Museum of Classical Archaeology is pleased to present an exhibition by contemporary figurative artist Lynne Brown, ‘Sensing Space: Streets, Green Houses and Sofas: The Enchantment of Everyday Encounters’. Scenes from ordinary spaces and places can be seen alongside our cast collection.
Cambridge artist Lynne Brown uses a technique of layered mark making in pastel to create a richly sensorial experience of the places depicted in each painting. Working from her studio at Christ’s College, Cambridge, Brown has developed a desire to explore the perception of space. Her primary focus is upon the medium of pastel, perfected for almost seventeen years, creating shadowing backdrops for her scenes. With degrees in Art and Art History and Painting Conservation, Brown has worked as both conservator and artist.
From streets to green houses, alleyways to passageways, this exhibition of large works in pastel captures the hidden wonder of everyday spaces and the artist’s perception of space. Using lines, subtle colour and tone, Brown conveys a strong sense of light and atmosphere. This work is somewhat autobiographical, with inspiration taken directly from observation whereas others are imaginative constructs of experience and locations.
‘Sensing Space: Streets, Green Houses and Sofas: The Enchantment of Everyday Encounters’ will be in the Museum of Classical Archaeology from 11 March until 10 April 2015.
More information on Lynne Brown’s work is available online.