Upcoming exhibition by GAC Commissioner – Eric Snell


One of Guernsey Arts Commission’s commissioners, Eric Snell, is opening a new exhibition at the Coach-house Gallery, St. Peters, on Sunday 16 November.

The Coach-house Gallery warmly invites you and a guest to attend the opening of the exhibition on Sunday 16 November 11am – 1:30pm.

Inspired by the carved lines found in the granite floor of the old 19th century Fish Market in St Peter Port, Eric Snell has produced a new series of work on paper that goes on show at the Coach-house Gallery opening in November.

Always interested in that interface between materials, process and concept Snell over the last year has been placing large pieces of paper on the granite slabs.  Then saturating the paper with water, tinted only by a natural ‘watercolour’ pigment, he starts to walk on the paperin-situ.

In this work Snell talks about looking to capture those faint, almost forgotten traces of the original building and the more he walks on the paper the more imbedded the pattern becomes.

Talking about this new Fish Market Series Snell says: – “I like how one can interpret the images in so many different ways. On one hand they can be read as isobars or tidelines, on the other, as fish bones, magnified fingerprints or abstract waveforms. In all these interpretations there are references to identity and the islands maritime heritage; and I am convinced that these associations are not accidental”.

It’s been more than 10 years since Eric Snell has staged an exhibition in Guernsey. The Coach-house gallery therefore have great pleasure in presenting this new body of work, created specifically for the gallery.


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