Since its establishment in 1984, the Charles Nodrum Gallery’s exhibition program embraces a diversity of media and styles - from painting, sculpture & works on paper to graphics and photography; from figurative, geometric, gestural, surrealist & social comment to installation & conceptually based work.
Gerry Bell writes up David Harley's exhibition 'free-form propositions #2'
— Friday 9th June 2017
"From brittle, jittery lines of exquisite consistency to broad, soft-edged lines of a rounded tip, works trade in a line at once mechanical or remote to touch, and yet random or irregular as reference or derivation. Thin lines can remind one of various scientific graphs or tracings while broader ones suggest other kinds of commercial diagrams and denotation. Combined, we arrive at an intriguing intersection between gesture and process, spontaneity and strategy. The effect however is somehow at odds with itself, at once scattered and carefree yet smooth and slick." Gerry Bell, excerpt.