Grosvenor Museum hosts Chester-based artist's first solo exhibition
1 February 2016An exhibition of remarkable paintings by the Chester-based artist Marcus Usherwood is now open at Chester’s Grosvenor Museum.
The exhibition, titled ‘Revelation: The Art of Marcus Usherwood’, will run until 17 April.
Councillor Louise Gittins, Cabinet Member for Culture, Health and Wellbeing, said: “I am delighted that the Grosvenor Museum is exhibiting the work of this talented local artist.
“Marcus Usherwood’s remarkable paintings range from apocalyptic visions of roaring flames and billowing smoke to serene images of stillness and peace. I am sure that our visitors will be excited and moved by his astonishing work.”
“I want my images to appear convincingly tactile, and use the malleable properties of oil and acrylic as a vehicle to give the appearance of reality. Through many trials over the years I have sought the ability to create worlds so real that the viewer feels they could step into the painting. I use System 3 water-based acrylic paint, FW acrylic ink, and oil paint, occasionally mixed with turpentine. I apply these with a range of brushes and sponges, and sometimes use an Aztec 3000S airbrush for glazing.”
Marcus continued: “My faith is in Yahweh, the Hebrew name for the God of Israel in the Old Testament, and in his Son Yeshua, the Hebrew name for Jesus, which means ‘God Saves’. I am a member of Father’s House Sabbath Congregation, a body of believers dedicated to living for Yahweh the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. My paintings in this exhibition depict episodes in the history of Yahweh’s interaction with humanity, from the creation to the end of the world.”
The programme of accompanying adult events includes:
There is also a programme of family activities:
Councillor Louise Gittins and Marcus Usherwood