Art

American Landscapes: Revisiting the Wilderness

Date: Monday, Sep 23 - Sunday, Oct 6
Venue: The Island

Exhibition arising from two three-month road trips taken by writer and artist Vernon Hewitt.

From August to November 2017 and November 2018 to January 2019, Hewitt travelled around the US to write a travel book and also to paint ‘wilderness’ – a generic obsession with American and British painters from the middle of the 19th century.

The trips produced a book called Journey Through The End Of Days: An American Road Trip which featured some of the acrylic paintings in this exhibition – and about 40 paintings since then.

Sept 23-Oct 6, 10am-5 daily. For more info, visit theislandbristol.com/event/american-landscapes-revisiting-the-wilderness

By steve wright, Saturday, Aug 10 2019

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