Gerald Shepherd: Selected Portraits Of Friends


Ionist Art: Second Show At Paul McPherson Gallery


An exhibition of highly original paintings and sculptures at the Paul McPherson Gallery, 77  Lassell Street, Greenwich, London SE10 9PJ.

Private View Monday 30th April between 6pm – 9pm.  

The exhibition continues until Saturday 12th May.

The exhibition presents the extraordinary work of four artists who have wide ranging interests and in their own individual way have extended the boundaries of art.

The term Ionist Art was coined in the middle Seventies by the artist and writer Gerald Shepherd to cover the work he was doing at the time which lay somewhere in between art and science.  In the Eighties he founded the Ionist Art Group to bring together artists and scientists to exchange ideas and collaborate on joint projects.

Below is a brief resume of each artist’s work:

GERALD SHEPHERD has explored system based pictorial art forms since the Seventies.  His highly individual works combine evolving image sequences with controlling structures borrowed from mathematics, the sciences, music and literature.

CATHY WARD has utilised an extremely wide range of artistic disciplines throughout her career to produce penetrating and compelling works which explore pressing social issues.

PAUL MALONE’s toy art uses the language of the 00 scale model railway environment to explore the general concepts of ‘model-making’ and the specifics of working within a scaled environment.

ROY OSBORNE paints, researches, writes and lectures on all aspects of colour.  The resulting art works are unequivocal and powerful statements which have an almost physical impact on the viewer.