Mark Hearld's Menagerie28 Nov 2020 - 23 Dec 2020
The Gallery is delighted to present Mark Hearld’s Menagerie this December. Mark lives and works in York, but as a graduate of Glasgow School of Art, he is very much at home in The Scottish Gallery, holding his first solo exhibition with us in 2009. Taking inspiration from the natural world, Mark has a particular interest in British flora and fauna, with recurring motifs of the fox and chicken, hedgerow, and songbirds. His paintings, collage, linocuts and designs are drawn from a lifetime of looking at pattern books, popular prints, primitive art, and the poetry of Blake. In this new body of work, created during lockdown, the animal kingdom parades across his artworks transporting us to a storybook countryside where we find the sly fox, strutting cockerel, the moorhen at the water’s edge, the geese on the green at Carnyorth, and fields of Jersey cows in rich Cornish pastures. Accompanying the exhibition will be a publication that contains a special menagerie treasure hunt. There is an original Mark Hearld work to be won, with several runner up prizes for those who work out the letter puzzle!
Mark Hearld has designed a beautiful linocut invitation to accompany his exhibition. Mark is going to sign and edition 250 copies of this A5 lino cut print and it is available to purchase online here.
Mark Hearld's Menagerie View details
Mark Hearld's MenagerieHigh Summer View details
High Summer2020collage & mixed mediaH:55cm W:36cmSoldThe Rick Rack Fence View details
The Rick Rack Fence2020collage & mixed mediaH:56cm W:75cm£1,950Geese View details
Geese2020collage & mixed mediaH:56cm W:75cmSoldCrested Duck View details
Crested Duck2020collage & mixed mediaH:44cm W:56cmSoldSmooth Haired Dachshund View details
Smooth Haired Dachshund2020collage & mixed mediaH:48cm W:62cmSoldJay View details
Jay2020papercutH:28cm W:22cmSoldMe & Him View details
Me & Him2020linocut printH:30cm W:42cm£225 (unframed)Cockerel View details