PLEASE NOTE: The gallery is closed on Mondays
Sonja Benskin Mesher Speaks of a Small Life
5 June - 30 June
It’s wonderful that we are able to bring to the attention of Barmouth residents and visitors this most unique and thought provoking work of (relatively) local artist, Sonja Benskin Mesher.
The small pieces of this exhibition will be on display in a glass cabinet inviting close inspection, an intimate examination. This exhibition is alongside paintings in oils and acrylics of Mary Blindflowers, another guest exhibitor, and the work of resident artists, Bernard Barnes and Reyna Rushton.
The exhibition will be open 11am to 4:30pm Tuesday to Sunday, closed on Mondays.
About Sonia Benskin Mesher
Sonja Benskin Mesher has been working as an independent artist since 1999. Born in Bournmouth, she has lived and worked in North Wales since 1993.
It isn’t easy to put her work into a category. She says of it: ‘I am a multidisciplinary artist, crafting paint, charcoal, words and whatever comes to hand, to explain issues & ideas. The words have not come easily. I draw on experience, remember and write. Speak of a small life’.
Sonja’s studio is in a medieval longhouse in Llanelltyd, North Wales surrounded by mountains, lakes and rivers, and also very near to the sea. This ancient place affects her work profoundly, with its space, peace and sense of freedom.
Her work is abstract. It incorporates found media, such as wool from the fences, rust, earth etc to create texture and a sense of place. Memory and music plays an important part in moving the process into an intuitive area, where striving ends, and the work naturally flows.
Sonja is an elected member of the Royal Cambrian Academy and the United Artists Society and Penwith Society. She is also a Member of Fluxus, the Creative Collective for Refugee Relief, world wide and Artists without Borders.
Sonja Benskin Mesher online
Video Interview from 2014