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Figures suspended in water, light refracting across their skins, vast moody landscapes and the iconic Peace Angel. Review: Ian Hodgson, Patsy McArthur and Lesley Jones at Naked Eye Gallery ** 1 May 2015

Classic artist’s skills in painting and drawing underpin this lovely show at Naked Eye Gallery in Hove by Ian Hodgson, Lesley Jones and Patsy McArthur, three successful local artists. The show opened on 1 May, and will continue for the duration of the Brighton Festival.

Naked Eye’s airy white showroom was the perfect place for these works. The visitor is greeted by a huge river-green and scarlet composition of a figure floating in water, alongside large charcoal drawings (Patsy McArthur); expressive works in graphite including the iconic drawing of the Brighton Peace statue that graced the cover of this year’s Brighton Artists directory (Ian Hodgson), and atmospheric expressionist-abstract landscapes (Lesley Jones).

Sussex Artbeat photo review is below, and an interview with Patsy McArthur can be found on this blog (link at foot of this page).

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Ian Hodgson - 'Wing and a Prayer'

Ian Hodgson – ‘Wing and a Prayer’

Ian Hodgson - 'Sovereign'

Ian Hodgson – ‘Sovereign’

Ian Hodgson - 'Facade II'

Ian Hodgson – ‘Facade II’

Ian Hodgson - 'Architectural Worksheet'

Ian Hodgson – ‘Architectural Worksheet’

Ian Hodgson - 'Angel Worksheet'

Ian Hodgson – ‘Angel Worksheet’

Ian Hodgson's works

Ian Hodgson’s works

Patsy McArthur - 'Apparition I' and 'Apparition II'

Patsy McArthur – ‘Apparition I’ and ‘Apparition II’

Patsy McArthur - 'Odyssey'

Patsy McArthur – ‘Odyssey’

Patsy McArthur - Ink studies

Patsy McArthur – Ink studies

Patsy McArthur - one of the ink studies

Patsy McArthur – one of the ink studies

Patsy McArthur - 'Mermaid I'

Patsy McArthur – ‘Mermaid I’

Lesley Jones - 'Remains of the Sea'

Lesley Jones – ‘Remains of the Sea’

Lesley Jones - 'Down from the Hills'

Lesley Jones – ‘Down from the Hills’

Lesley Jones - 'Rough Sea, Wild Weather'

Lesley Jones – ‘Rough Sea, Wild Weather’

Lesley Jones

Lesley Jones

Lesley Jones in coversation with Russell Honeyman from Sussex Artbeat

Lesley Jones in coversation with Russell Honeyman from Sussex Artbeat

The exhibition runs until 31st of May 2015.

For interview with Patsy McArthur, click here

For more info about the exhibition visit http://wp.me/p488Yn-1HQ, http://www.nakedeyegallery.com/new-events-1/

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