Second Floor Studios & Arts – [SFSA]

Rich Reid : New Works on Paper, at Charlton House. Exhibition Opening night – Friday 28th January from 6.30pm

Posted in Events, New Works, SFSA Members by Second Floor Studios & Arts on January 25, 2011

SFSA studio member Rich Reid: New Works on Paper at Charlton House – on Friday, January 28th, 2011.

A chance to see new works on paper by Rich Reid that explore the illusionary effects paint can portray while it hovers between abstraction and figuration. This experimental painter is playful too, with the materials, subjects, art history and painting itself.

Unlike many of his peers, Rich Reid does not work from photographs, but builds the pictures through memory, intuitively layering coloured and transparent marks with various tools.

Considered as works in their own right by the artist and certainly created as such, the works all inform the larger oil paintings that he is currently working on in the studio.

Washes of bright colours and more thickly applied acrylic-based paint hint at recognisable forms, and scenes that seem to fix in your eye one moment and dissolve the next. 

On opening night only there will be a 10% discount.   

see below for map and directions

Click here for a map to find Charlton House.

Charlton Road, Charlton, London SE7 8RE

t 020 8856 3951

How to get to Charlton House

Nearest Tube: North Greenwich on the Jubilee Line. Take bus 486 to Charlton House stop (about 20 minutes)

Nearest Train Station: Charlton. Either cross over Charlton Lane  to Bus Stop J and take the 486 bus to Charlton House (4 minutes) or walk up the hill (about 12 minutes).

You can also find Rich Reid on Facebook and follow him on Twitter –  follow @ReidRichard

Painting by Beka Smith to be included in twenty-first anniversary of the BP Portrait Award publication.

Posted in Events, New Works, SFSA Members by Second Floor Studios & Arts on January 7, 2011

To coincide with the twenty-first anniversary of the BP Portrait Award, the National Portrait Gallery is publishing a book celebrating the range of artists and portraits that have been selected for the Award since 1990. SFSA is very pleased to announce that studio member Beka Smith’s painting Dr Wayper (2006) is to be included in the forthcoming  publication.

Dr Wayper, 2006 – Beka Smith
For more information about the artist click links below: