4th December 2019 - 10th January 2020 - Redfern gallery
“One after another places and things that have caught the painter’s eye are absorbed into brimming compositions. We come up against boundary walls, themselves composed from chalk, lime, flint and maybe the odd brick. Specifically Sussex walls haphazardly consolidated like weathered Dundee cake. Then there are scabby lichens, soured green curlicues picked from the paths where they’ve fallen, hips darkened and wizened into deepest crimson, treasured samplings of moss and fungi, growths that sprout and cluster in walls, hedges or under foot, thriving only where the air is cleanest.
Fragile and tenacious these finds are more than specimens. They line the pathways we follow into the profusion of the natural scene. Which is where Sarah Armstrong-Jones is at her most celebratory, foraging for whatever may prompt and ultimately involve us wherever we are, beside the wall or straying beyond into the dusk or incipient mist.”
William Feaver, 2019
Extract from William Feaver’s introduction to Sarah Armstrong-Jones’s catalogue:
The Redfern Gallery founded in 1923 in the heart of London’s Mayfair, has exhibited many leading 20th Century artists such as Barbara Hepworth, Graham Sutherland, Henry Moore, Paul Delvaux, Antoni Tàpies, Paul Jenkins, Chaim Soutine and Francis Bacon. The strong connections with artists working in France led to shows of Pierre Skira, Pierre Soulages, Georges Rouault, Maurice Estève, and Vieira da Silva. redfern-gallery.com