The sprawling scapes of raw and relaxed artist Charly Wrencher could never sit comfortably in a sterile vacuum or white cube gallery. His works need something more, something warm and temporal not just a blank space. Pioneering, MacGyvering and reimaging the art gallery brought him to the Society Inc.
Entrusting his enormous canvases of hand mixed pigment to Sibella’s stylist eye; the paintings were woven seamlessly into Sibella’s slapdash imaginarium of hardware & haberdashery, oddities & curiosities. A painting as a lean to against a wall of swatches, the rolling hills of Myocum Glimpse reimagined as a headboard over our four-poster bed made of natural birch – the display was a match made!
Charly’s charcoal scribbles, washed oils and layered pigment were at home amongst the vintage buoys, wooden stools, leather hides, still lives of ceramics and hardware, and of course the statement McTavish surfboards. Guests enjoyed a spread of cheeses, dry meats, marinated olives & French champagne and amongst the paintings were bunches of seasonal blooms by young local florist Sophie Rothwell. A night for the books, we thank Charly for letting his paintings, some of which took over 4 years to paint, into our Society.
'Potholes & Great Whites' is running at The Society Inc. until October 10th
If you would like to make an appointment to view the artworks before or after business hours please email firstname.lastname@example.org