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— Introduction

Two concurrent solo shows with landscape as a common theme. 
Whilst, for the most part, landscape was never the specific subject of either Ann Thomson or David Rankin’s work, it has played a recurrent role in both their careers stretching back to the 1960s.  With regard to the works in these two exhibitions, in neither case is the landscape itself immediately apparent: more significantly, it is a point of departure rather than a point of arrival - the inspiration, not the direct subject.  This inspiration often becomes visible in a subliminal sense; the land (and the sea) is evoked, rather than depicted.

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.