Exhibition of monochrome works, Annie Whiles drawings are made painstakingly neatly with pencil crayon, Alison Jones’ watercolours are informal and splashy.
The work shares a relationship with objects and spaces and the correspondence between qualities of drawing, texture, composition and line of very particular places and things. Annie Whiles has placed objects and things together to form portraits of polarised powers, objects are selected on their origin and status to form difficult relationships, often unstable and comical combinations, rendered with a steady hand. Alison Jones depicts plush interiors and the parade of wealth and glamour published in W magazine online. An exacting process of elimination has been undertaken by the artist, for this apparently convivial mood and event to take place.
Whilst the work of both artists invite recognition and pleasure, this welcome has conditions: it asks the viewer to check their politics and art world, along with their coat at reception.