The ESCAPOLOGISTS..... Samuel Thomas & David Morris explore the art of escapism through painting & photography
Red Lion Hotel, Cromer | 25th October – 1st November 11 am - 6 pm
Life can be dull, dark, and damn right depressing sometimes. We all long to escape from time to time, to another time and to another place in the pursuit of something more exciting. Look no further as two Norfolk artists have collaborated to bring you an exhibition that will transport you there.
Escapism is a unifying theme that runs throughout Samuel Thomas’ paintings in the pursuit of finding happiness, true love or in the exploration of surreal scenes we may envisage in our dreams. Samuel has captured Norfolk landscapes and scenes to the wider world from his travels as a young artist in an explosion of Pop-art infused colour & pattern that will captivate your imagination.
On a more grounded level Photographer David Morris poses the question:
‘How do we often find ourselves escaping our everyday lives?’
‘By visiting the local bar or pub to let off steam to our friends or to the bar maid, failing that we may end up just getting totally obliterated!!! We’ve all been there!’
David Morris offers escapism as he has travelled far and wide capturing the deepest and darkest undiscovered corners of Europe and his ‘BAR LIFE’ series has captured the atmosphere and the expressions of the locals from all walks of life. As part of David’s extensive photography collection, he has some stunning scenes of Norfolk landscapes and captured that idyllic beauty that many locals & tourists both gravitate towards in the persuit of finding salvation.
The exhibition will give you the opportunity to leisurely browse, buy or meet and talk with the two Norfolk Based artists to discover what makes them tick as they will both be showing slideshows exploring escapism through their art. A ballot box will allow visitors to voice their opinions on the artwork shown and respond to the theme of ‘Escapism’ with a £100 art gift voucher awarded to the best quote submitted. This exhibition coincides with the anual Cromer & Sheringham arts festival inspired by film this year, find out more; www.casaf.co.uk
DATE & TIMES: Fri 25th Oct – Fri 1st Nov 11am-6pm FREE ENTRY
VENUE: The Function Room, The Red Lion, Brook Street, Cromer NR27 9HD