From October 25 to November 12 2010, The Norman Rae Gallery of the University of York will be playing host to Thomas Rimmington‘s acclaimed ‘Face Of The Community‘ exhibition, funded by The Arts Council England and curated by Maria-Anna Aristova.
With its heart firmly set in Yorkshire, the exhibition features ten portraits of unique individuals from Walmgate, York painted with clarity and perception by Rimmington over a number of weeks. The subjects were contacted through the Walmgate Resident Association and extensively interviewed and photographed to reveal the aspects of their physiognomy, Rimmington found them most fascinating on not only technical and aesthetic but also intuitive levels. The result is a sensitive and intrinsically charming representation of local city life across numerous generations and a strong expression of York’s indomitable community spirit and artistic appreciation.
Rimmington and several of the sitting subjects themselves will be in attendance on opening night, which runs from 19:00 – 21:00. Wine will be served!
For more information visit the official artist blog.