Shani Rhys James: Two Ateliers

24 April - 30 May 2009

Connaught Brown Gallery is delighted to present its first solo exhibition of works by contemporary Welsh artist Shani Rhys James. In a series of self portraits, domestic interiors, and still lifes, Rhys James has developed her own intense language of figuration which reflects inner reality and the condition of the self. Raw paint colours hint at the fragile skin which exists between concealment and exposure, and the often uncomfortable process of self discovery. Disturbing in their mesmeric directness, even at a distance, Rhys James's paintings are characterized by an unmistakable magnetism.