Bartholomew Beal

Saturday 7th September – Sunday 10th November: All Day at Derby Museum and Art Gallery

Bartholomew Beal

Bartholomew Beal
Saint Monday and thereby hangs a tale

7th September – 10th November
Derby Museum and Art Gallery
FREE

Gallery Tour- Saturday 2nd November
11am http://www.derbymuseums.org/events/barleytour/

Exhibition Guided Walk- Saturday 2nd November
12noon – 2pm http://www.derbymuseums.org/events/walkbeal/

New work by Bartholomew Beal for the Jonathan Vickers Fine Art Award

Bartholomew Beal, an emerging star of the arts world, is the current holder of the biennial Jonathan Vickers Fine Art Award. He has translated stories and memories into atmospheric paintings with an ambiguous narrative of their own. His work is intense and ethereal, articulating the balance between the transient nature of people’s lives and the longevity of their story.

Beal describes the characters he paints as ‘quiet figures within an under-described space’ and concedes that his pictures develop as much from ‘trial, error and accident as they do from painterly proficiency’. This work is the product of a year spent absorbing the stories and traditions connected with the Industrial history of the Amber Valley. Beal’s research uncovered many colourful stories such as the ‘Nailers of Belper’ whose jobs were made redundant by industrialisation. They were heavy drinkers and a notoriously unruly bunch who set aside ‘Saint Mondays’ to recover from the weekends’ excesses.

Belper Joe, 165 x 130

Belper Joe, 165 x 130

Charlie's Call, 250 x 180

Charlie’s Call, 250 x 180

Let It Be Crooked, 56 x 46

Let It Be Crooked, 56 x 46

Mashing Mugs, 165 x 130

Mashing Mugs, 165 x 130

Pease Field, 165 x 130

Pease Field, 165 x 130

Saint Mondays, 50 x 45

Saint Mondays, 50 x 45

Sammy Ashton II, 105 x 85

Sammy Ashton II, 105 x 85

Sammy Ashton, 165 x 130

Sammy Ashton, 165 x 130

Thruppence, 105 x 85

Thruppence, 105 x 85

Tuppence To It, 70 x 40

Tuppence To It, 70 x 40

Without Great Height, 58 x 48

Without Great Height, 58 x 48

Alice in the Bacon Box (Triptych), 120 x 140 (x3)

Alice in the Bacon Box (Triptych), 120 x 140 (x3)

Belper Joe, 165 x 130Charlie's Call, 250 x 180Let It Be Crooked, 56 x 46Mashing Mugs, 165 x 130Pease Field, 165 x 130Saint Mondays, 50 x 45Sammy Ashton II, 105 x 85Sammy Ashton, 165 x 130Thruppence, 105 x 85Tuppence To It, 70 x 40Without Great Height, 58 x 48Alice in the Bacon Box (Triptych), 120 x 140 (x3)

Some of these works are for sale, for further information please contact:
Janine Derbyshire T: 01332 642230 E: janine@derbymuseums.org
Ruth Khan T: 01332 641915 E: ruth@derbymuseums.org
Photo credit: Richard Tailby http://www.richardtailbyphotography.co.uk/

Download the gallery guide here http://issuu.com/derbymuseums/docs/barley_beal_a5_booklet_v3

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