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35 Baker Street, London W1U 8EN
Exhibition: 1 September - 26 September 2015
Private View: Thursday, 3rd September 2015, 6-8pm

Robert Bissell
‘The Animal Narrative’

At first glance, Robert Bissell’s art suggests the struggles and triumphs of animals through a narrative painting style reminiscent of illustrative children’s books. But within Bissell’s work lies a more profound message. Familiar animals from our collective childhood, including bears and rabbits, are purposefully set in magical yet realistic landscapes to disarm viewers and draw them in. Once inside Bissell’s art, viewers discover that the quizzical, contemplative, menacing, or exultant animals actually represent us. Bissell then takes us on an unexpected journey, where in the end we realize that we are not separate from nature, but rather are part of it. Bissell’s initially disarming style is just the first layer of his intent, beyond which his art poses challenging and essential questions of what we are. His message is that we are ultimately part of nature, something we may have forgotten.

Bissell, now living and working in San Francisco, grew up on a farm in the English countryside outside the small village of West Quantoxhead in Somerset, England.

The Group Show

The Animal Narrative will be held on the ground floor, alongside the Gallery Artists’ Group Show on the lower ground floor. A showcase for the talent currently represented by Hay Hill Gallery, this cleverly curated exhibition promises to be a real feast for the eyes.

Hay Hill Gallery also presents a sculpture collection which features works by Alexander Archipenko, Eleanor Cardozo, Nicola Godden, Richard L.Minns, Andy Cheese, Jamie McCartney, Ian Edwards, Gianfranco Meggiato, Alfonso & Massimiliano Cacchiarelli Principi, Oleg Prokofiev, Palolo Valdés, David Mayer, Roland Piché, Ruurd Hallema, and Andrey Ostashov.

With the compliments of Hay Hill Gallery, the pleasure of your
company is requested to attend the private view of the exhibition
on Thursday 3rd September 2015, 6-8pm
at Hay Hill Gallery, 35 Baker Street, London W1U 8EN
rsvp@hayhillgallery.com, 020 7935 5315


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