In Conversation - Carol Robertson and Chris Yetton
3 June, 12:00 – 2:00pm
Installation view, Carol Robertson 'Pointstar'
Join us for the closing event of Carol Robertson's Pointstar at Flowers Gallery, Cork Street. The artist will be in conversation with art historian, Chris Yetton, they will discuss Carol's practice and current exhibition.
Talk will start promptly at 12:30pm
Carol Robertson is known for her evocative paintings composed of the elemental form of the circle in delicately radiant colours with subtly transforming grounds. Working with a refined palette of closely related tones, Robertson believes in the powerful emotive and spiritual qualities of individual colours, using these to build complex layers of association.
In the works in this exhibition, the circle has become less distinct, its radius implied in star shapes where the continuous circular flow is replaced by sharp points staking out the perimeter. Here, the pulsating rhythms that characterise much of Robertson’s work are explored in bursts of energy generating from the core of the star, creating dynamic visual experiences that evoke the sensations of light, movement and touch.
Chris Yetton taught art history at the Chelsea College of Art. His writings include books on John Carter and Monet in the 20th Century and essays on Ian Stephenson, John McLean, David Hepher and Carol Robertson.