20th Century British & Contemporary Art
Castlegate House Gallery

Ian Norris and Jess Pigott

23rd October, 2014

Derwent Upstream from Isel Bridge Derwent Upstream from Isel Bridge

Just a reminder that the Ian Norris exhibition, Tracing the Derwent, will be open to the world this Saturday from 10am, with a reception from 12 until 2pm, with Ian in attendance. All thirty one works will be on show for the duration of the exhibition and in truth, we can’t wait to get it hung. In photo-form they’re wonderful, but it’s when you see them in the flesh that you really begin to understand and appreciate fully Ian’s talent.

The response since the exhibition went live, in catalogue and web form last week, has been astounding, with seventeen sold (at the time of writing) already. Thirteen still remain for sale, with an additional painting being delivered by Ian over the next twenty four hours, so fourteen in total http://www.castlegatehouse.co.uk/exhibition-details.php?EID=46  We have many people who are waiting until Saturday to see all the paintings hung before making a decision, so it really could be a bit of a scramble on the day! Come along, only if to see what “all the fuss is about”!

Something else to report. I visited Jess Pigott this week, at her new studio space in Stockwell, London. Jess is clearly very excited about having her own space to work in, and full of ideas for the works to come for her exhibition, along with fellow-new-find, Alex Hain, next Easter. Jess has updated her blog, the latest entry is here http://www.castlegatehouse.co.uk/blogs/jess-blog/my-new-studio-and-new-pressures/ with all entries available to click and see here http://www.castlegatehouse.co.uk/blogs/jess-blog/  We’ve sold five very large paintings now by Jess, the latest two sold within a matter of minutes after listing them on the website. I know we shouldn’t wish our lives away (especially as I (Steve) turned 46 this last week and am starting to feel decidedly middle-aged (I’m fighting it))) but we’re so looking forward to the Easter exhibition.

All for now, hope to see as many of you as possible on Saturday, or during the rest of Ian’s exhibition.

Steve and Christine
p.s. don’t forget, we’ll be closed this coming Friday, 24th, to enable us to hang Ian’s works