• Patrick Hall

    Exhibition 23 February to 24 March, 2002

    Patrick Hall

    Comments from the Sunday Times Culture Section, Sunday 10th March, 2002, on the Patrick Hall exhibition at the Butler Gallery:

    Hall’s mastery of scale has never reached this level before. The large canvases are man-sized but intimate. They leave behind the temptation to include the overt drama that sometimes characterised his earlier work. The small drawings, sensitively grouped together by Butler Gallery director Nathalie Weadick, talk as straightforwardly about rural life as about parables of space and time. The gallery’s room-on-room shape lets them breathe and encourages visual surprise……We see what we see: simple motifs claiming no more nor less than what they are, yet invitations to thoughtfulness gently nudge you along.