Jean-Baptiste Besançon’s solo show at Francis gallery, , is titled The Blue Hour, and exhibits the Bordeaux-based painter’s work for the first time in the United Kingdom. The title refers to the period of twilight that occurs each morning and evening; the name was selected by gallery director, Rosa Park, as the use of blue hues in Besançon’s work felt evocative to her of this moment, when there is neither daylight nor complete darkness.
A Mark of a Lighter Purple is Francis Gallery’s first solo exhibit, featuring the work of Paris-based painter Rosemarie Auberson. Sometimes informed by images and photographs, sometimes working in a purely non-representational manner, Auberson paints on wood panel or paper. Thick, textural brush strokes in acrylic and gesso take on sculptural depth, and bold, earthy blocks of colour contrast with shades of lilac and purple...
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