Art auction to benefit Sussex Beacon

Besi Besemar March 13, 2017


Ben Fearnside_Metal on Canvas’Cadiz’: Photo Strat Mastoris

From May 1-14, established Brighton artist Ben Fearnside will be previewing his vibrant new work in a solo exhibition at Gallery 40, using real metals on canvas.

The exhibition is also raising money for local HIV charity, The Sussex Beacon, through a sealed bid auction for one of Ben’s paintings.

Ben works with bronze, copper, iron, silver and gold, combined with shellacs, inks and washes in a rich light-responsive finish. Dark as thunder, light as a stained-glass window.

Contained abstract geometry suggests planets, cityscapes, field patterns, rock-strata, the view through a microscope or telescope. Slow change over time and tipping-points. Ben’s mind is as mercurial as his materials: come and see a creative journey wrapped around the walls.

Ben said: ‚ÄúSomeone close to me lives with HIV and the Sussex Beacon helped her at a very dark time. The Beacon‚Äôs unique services are under threat and we hope our charity auction will help raise awareness and funds. My paintings are about light, which seems fitting for The Beacon.‚ÄĚ

To place a bid in the Metal on Canvas art auction, go to Gallery 40 any time during exhibition opening-hours and write your bid in a sealed envelope.

The envelopes will be opened and the winner announced on Saturday May 13 at 6pm.

Event: ABSTRACT ALCHEMY: Metal On Canvas by Ben Fearnside

Where: GALLERY 40, 40 Gloucester Rd (corner of Foundry Street), North Laine, Brighton

When: May 1-14, 2017

Time: Daily 11am- 7 pm

Cost: Free entry

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