'Between II Lights' exhibition at Storiel, Bangor

Date: 24/01/2019

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The ‘Between II Lights’ exhibition at Storiel, Bangor showcases alluring and hopeful paintings in a world that has become so uncertain.

These new paintings by Lisa Eurgain Taylor have been inspired by the striking mountains of Snowdonia, and exist somewhere between reality and fantasy. They are set in the distant past before the presence of humanity had left its mark on the landscape. They aim to convey the message that we should not take our beautiful landscape for granted, and that we must strive to protect the natural world.

Lisa explains: “Between II Lights’ suggests that we are almost in the darkness with the issues of the modern world appearing to be serious. However, the light penetrates intensely through the shadows, which conveys the hope that we as people will open our eyes, and will take good care of the earth and of each other before it’s too late.

“The darkness also conveys the more difficult aspects of life, but the brighter colours, in marked contrast, show that there is light to be found behind every cloud or murkiness.

“I have combined two techniques in line with the duality of the paintings. The craggy texture created by the lino printing contrasts with the gentleness of brush painting in the background.

“Between II Lights landscapes are of pure and alluring places. I hope the exhibition allows people to escape from today’s intense world, and inspires the viewers to concentrate on the light.”

The exhibition will be opened by Mari Emlyn on Friday evening 25 January and will run until 6 April 2019.

On 7 February at 7pm a special evening in the company of the musician Alys Williams and the artist Lisa Eurgain Taylor will be held at Storiel as part of Welsh Language Music Day. To book tickets go to nosonlisaacalys.eventbrite.co.uk or call 01248 370 050. The discussion will be through the medium of Welsh.

Storiel is usually open Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 – 17:00.

Images: Paintings by Lisa Eurgain Taylor.