‘Better After Death’ – Roxy Walsh

24 January 1998 — 8 March 1998

Opening at Castlefield Gallery on Friday 23 January, is an exhibition of new work by Roxy Walsh. Following on from recent exhibition at the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle and Globe Gallery, North Shields, this exhibition is being shown simultaneously at the Annika Sundvik Gallery, New York.

The work exhibited consists of tiny paintings in watercolour or oil on gesso, together with photographic enlargements of six of the paintings. These detailed miniature paintings invite closer inspection and portray a collection of intimate thoughts communications and events, which occur between people and lovers.

The work is also closely related to lovers poetry and explores the full spectrum of feelings expressed from the eloquence of the Victorian romantic poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning, whose poetry gives the exhibition its title, the everyday but equally intense phrases used between lovers.

Born in Country Tyrone in 1964, Roxy Walsh studied in Manchester and now lives in Newcastle. She currently lectures in Fine Art at the University of Newcastle and has exhibited widely in both the UK and New York.