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Forthcoming Exhibitions

The Albany Gallery
74b Albany Road
CF24 3RS

029 2078 9171

Saturday 6th April - Saturday 27th April 2024

Monday - Saturday   10am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm

David Tress, (land Garn Fawr, Pembrokeshire)

David Tress, 'Land (Garn Fawr, Pembrokeshire)', mixed media on paper, 55x68cm, 2019.

David Tress by Andrew Lambirth

This book is now out of print but may be available from booksellers online.

Monograph on the artist David Tress

This monograph on the artist David Tress (born 1955) is the first account to deal with all aspects of his career in detail and to explore fully the cultural context of his thought and achievement. Tress is a landscape painter working in the Romantic tradition whose primary subject is the Welsh countryside around his home in Haverfordwest. He paints his response to the landscape he knows and loves with an expressive power rare in contemporary art. His paintings combine formal assurance with a passionate response to subject: evocation of place is balanced by human involvement, just as realistic depiction is qualified by abstract mark-making.

The rich authenticity of the book's text arises from the fact that author and artist have known each other for 20 years, exchanging ideas on a regular basis, and discussing the background to Tress's paintings in terms of place, history, art and literature. Their unique collaboration has resulted not only in a book packed with insights and information, but also containing a group of seven poems (five of them previously unpublished) on related themes by Andrew Lambirth. Drawing on their long friendship, on old and trusted observations as well as new interviews, this book offers the kind of in-depth introduction to an artist seldom attempted in today's culture of superficiality. Written with clarity and directness, and refreshingly free from art jargon, Lambirth's text reveals the full extent of David Tress's artistic endeavour and does justice to it with succinctness and originality.

This is a link to John Russell Taylor's review in The Times of David Tress's show at Messum in June 2012: www.thetimes.co.uk

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Touring exhibition 2008-11:   Chasing Sublime Light

Work is currently held by the following galleries:

Messum's, 12 Bury Street, St James's, London SW1Y 6AB
020 7287 4448

The John Davies Gallery, The Old Dairy Plant,
Fosseway Business Park, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 9NQ
01608 652255

West Wales Arts Centre, 16 West Street, Fishguard,
Pembrokeshire SA65 9AE, Wales
01348 874540

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