Smeech and Hrain: Simon Casson

10 October 2012 - 3 November 2013

The title of the exhibition comes from old Somerset dialect for ‘smoke and rain’.  This highlights the way Simon Casson’s work makes reference to history, presenting the Western tradition of figure painting reinterpreted for a contemporary audience.  The distinctive layering of paint application is a layering of attitudes – painstaking and flawless quotations of High Renaissance and Baroque paintings are threatened with obliteration by recklessly exhibitionist mark-making.