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Sonja Benskin Mesher
The work is abstract. It is concerned with paint and memory. Chosen and found media lead the work into a place where memory is revived, and allowed to breathe. The space between the work and remembrance is seamless. The images are layered, textured and gilded in their making, using a dialogue of shape and colour to invoke reaction. I obsessively paint an image or shape again, and again for the exploration into the process of the work. The result is always different. The place where I work, both the studio and the environment affect the work profoundly, with its space and sense of freedom.

Exhibitions   SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2003 Oriel Parc Glynllifon, Caernarfon; 2003 Manorhaus, Ruthin; 2002-3 Artlink,Hull, Touring Exhibition; 2002 Cardiff Central Library; 2002 Oriel Cambria, Tregaron; 2002-4 Bronglais Hospital, Aberystwyth; 2002 Old Hall Gallery, Cowbridge; 2002 Verdiís Restaurant, Mumbles; 2001 The Royal International Pavilion, Llangollen; 2001 Stages Gallery, Machynlleth; 2001 Y Tabernacl, Museum of Modern Art, Wales; 2001 Cynon Valley Museum, Aberdare, touring Wales and Cornwall; 2001 Aberystwyth Arts Centre; 2000 Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff; 2000 Pontardawe Arts Centre, Swansea; 2000+3 Theatre Ardudwy, Harlech; 2000 The White Room Gallery, Harlech.
TWO PERSON SHOW
2003-4 Collaboration with Valerie Land touring Wales
GROUP EXHIBITIONS.SELECTED
Throughout UK, Canada and USA, and regularly in selected London Exhibitions
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