Upcoming Exhibition

Oceans, Lights and Beyond

Mall Galleries • The Mall, London SW1

www.mallgalleries.org.uk

Tuesday 2nd November - Saturday 6th November 2021

Gallery Opening Times: 10am-5pm

Tours of the exhibition with the artist
Thursday 4th November, 1pm
and Saturday 6th November, 1pm.

Artistic Fireworks!
A lunchtime demonstration by Sarah on the use of colour, Friday 5th November 1pm.

Shapes of cloud and shadows, wind, weather, colour and light sweep across our horizons and through our minds.” — Sarah Butterfield

As lockdown is easing we are emerging into the light – the theme of an important solo show by the British painter Sarah Butterfield at Mall Galleries in early November. For many people emerging from lockdown means more journeys - be it simply driving into work or going to a beautiful place. Sarah uses such journeys as an opportunity to paint light and our place in the world. Motorways, tube stations, driving to a takeaway, clouds seen from a plane or seen moving in the sky above, the sea observed from a ferry, artificial and natural lights mixing at dusk and dawn – nothing escapes her inquisitive mind.

Sarah writes,

“Some of our deepest encounters with the natural world are when we make a journey and are most exposed to the forces of nature.

As well as my classic landscapes and seascapes, I try to reveal beauty in unexpected places as we travel, however mundane the journey. There is beauty in traffic at dusk if you take the information out and stop looking at it as a driver. Car lights move towards and away from each other to create a pattern with no fixed point of reference. The view from a departing ferry shows the water’s surface and reflections from the harbour lights endlessly re-written in the wake of the ship.

These unusual combinations of artificial and natural light- the manmade and natural world interacting - help us see our place in the natural world even when we are walking across a car park.”

Sarah observes an unusual combination of artificial and natural light. With her scientific grasp of colour relationships, Sarah creates beautiful works of art. These paintings show her reaction to reaching the ocean and the continent’s edge. There is nowhere further to go. We have to build our dreams. Cars point to different worlds. Stars appear in the roadway. Clouds and city lights merge to become images of the cosmos.

Eighty paintings will be on show ranging from small studies to larger works. All are being exhibited for the first time.

Sarah Butterfield remains one of the most persistently rewarding artists of her generation.” — Channel 4’s Jon Snow

High resolution images are available on request.

Email: exhibition@sarahbutterfield.co.uk

Enquiries about paintings: exhibition@sarahbutterfield.co.uk

Prices on application.

Ocean, lights and palms XIII

'Ocean, Lights and Palms XIII'
122 x 152.5 cm  (48 x 60")
o/c

Westway 4

'Westway 4'
81 x 122 cm  (32 x 48")
o/c

Ocean's Margin: afternoon light

'Ocean's Margin: afternoon light'
122 x 107 cm  (48 x 42")
o/c

Above Dusk 2

'Above Dusk 2'
81 x 122 cm  (32 x 48")
o/c

Santa Monica

'Santa Monica: morning light'
71 x 107 cm  (28 x 42")
o/c

KFC at Dusk

'KFC at Dusk'
36 x 46 cm  (14 x 18")
o/c

Sunrise in the Solent 85

'Sunrise in the Solent 85'
13 x 18 cm  (5 x 7")
o/b

Chichester Harbour

'Chichester Harbour'
61 x 91 cm  (24 x 36")
o/c

Westway 2

'Westway 2'
107 x 122 cm  (42 x 48")
o/c

Westway 5

'Westway 5'
36 x 46 cm  (14 x 18")
o/c

Turnham Green Tube Station

'Turnham Green Tube Station'
17 x 24 cm  (6.5 x 9.5")
o/b

Goddess of Love 1

'Goddess of Love 1'
15 x 18 cm  (6 x 7")
o/b

The Map of a Dream 1

'The Map of a Dream 1'
81 x 122 cm  (32 x 48")
o/c

Oceans Light and Palms XIV

'Oceans Light and Palms XIV'
122 x 152 cm  (48 x 60")
o/c

Westway 1

'Westway 1'
122 x 152 cm  (48 x 60")
o/c

Ravenscourt Park Tube Station: spring afternoon

'Ravenscourt Park Tube Station: spring afternoon'
36 x 46 cm  (14 x 18")
o/c

Christmas - Journey Home

'Christmas - Journey Home'
41 x 61 cm  (16 x 24")
o/c

Phuket: early evening

'Phuket: early evening'
30 x 40 cm  (12 x 16")
o/c

Andaman Sea: islands and coast

'Andaman Sea: islands and coast'
30 x 40 cm  (12 x 16")
o/c

Between the Islands 2

'Between the Islands 2'
81 x 122 cm  (32 x 48")
o/c

Mid Summer's Fire 2

'Mid Summer's Fire 2'
71 x 91 cm  (28 x 36")
o/c

Evening in the Solent XXI

'Evening in the Solent XXI'
13 x 18 cm  (5 x 7")
o/b
From the Artist's Collection

Ocean, lights and palms XIII

'Evening in the Solent XXXXV'
13 x 18 cm  (5 x 7")
o/b
From the Artist's Collection

Chichester Harbour at Emsworth

'Chichester Harbour at Emsworth'
46 x 61 cm  (18 x 24")
o/c

Hampshire Sky 1

'Hampshire Sky 1'
51 x 76 cm  (20 x 30")
o/c

Sunset in the Solent XV

'Sunset in the Solent XV'
18 x 28 cm  (7 x 11")
o/b

Sunset I

'Sunset I'
10 x 28 cm  (4 x 11")
o/b

Sunrise in the Solent 83

'Sunrise in the Solent 83'
13 x 18 cm  (5 x 7")
o/b

Evening in the Solent XV

'Evening in the Solent XV'
13 x 18 cm  (5 x 7")
o/b
From the Artist's Collection

KFC Havant

'KFC Havant'
15 x 20 cm  (6 x 8")
o/b

Cocoa Beach: midday

'Cocoa Beach: midday'
15 x 20 cm  (6 x 8")
o/b

Cocoa Beach: afternoon

'Cocoa Beach: afternoon'
13 x 18 cm  (5 x 7")
o/b
From the Artist's Collection

Work in progress

Work in Progress