Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Review of Hannah Brown: The Unseen Landscape at Payne Shurvell

Hannah Brown: The Unseen Landscape
Payne Shurvell
5 October – 17 November 2012

“I have never understood why more women did not paint landscape,” bemoaned Germaine Greer in The Guardian a couple of years ago.[1] Indeed, despite the number of Victorian women who ventured out to make sketches in pencil and watercolour, very few turned these into finished works. Hannah Brown (born 1977) is a contemporary exception. Her current exhibition, her second solo show since graduating with an MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art in 2006, contains a carefully hung selection of ten small-scale landscapes, oil on plywood and oak, waxed rather than varnished, and each one “typically English”. 

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