Exhibition

Merrick Belyea // Even in Arcadia, There Am I

Merrick Belyea

Merrick Belyea, Tree on a Hill, Nanga Brook Road I, 2019, oil on board, 51 x 61cm
Merrick Belyea, Tree on a Hill, Nanga Brook Road I, 2019, oil on board, 51 x 61cm

Recent paintings by Merrick Belyea reflect on environmental concerns and mankind’s curious appetite for destruction. Paring back the veneer of previously prepared paint layers reveals the detritus of process and the fragility of surface. The resultant muted tones uncover a fading memory of Arcadia and the abandonment of utopian ideals.