Black Swan Arts / Events / Sat 17 Jun to Sun 16 Jul 2017 (1 month)

Ricky Romain – In the Absence of Truth

Ricky Romain – In the Absence of Truth

A powerful exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Ricky Romain and related text assemblages/books by Heather Fallows. The work of both artists is inspired by human rights issues, focusing on the themes of asylum, sanctuary and immigration.
Ricky has been an artist for nearly 45 years, working with pigments and glazes that he mixes himself, as well as Indian ink, paint and gesso-primed canvases to create a surface that can be scratched into. For the last 17 years, he has become preoccupied with humanitarian causes. His work has been exhibited in galleries nationally and internationally, including the International Secretariat of Amnesty International and the European Council of Human Rights building in Strasburg.
Ricky will be hosting a panel discussion on human rights on Thursday 29 June in the Long Gallery at Black Swan Arts at 7 p.m.
Heather Fallows is a freelance artist who works with a variety of materials and found objects to create assemblages and text-inspired works. She is interested in the origin of language and the genesis of its meaning and formulation, and often uses poetry to inspire her work.
Ricky is also a classically trained sitar player and has performed regularly in the UK and Europe. On Saturday 15 July, he will be performing a recital at Black Swan Arts at 3.30 p.m.
The show preview is on Friday 16 July from 6-8pm.

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