Half-light, the time of day when dark turns to light. A wondrous time of eerie shadows and endless possibilities.
This is the magical realm you enter when you visit the Half Light exhibition at the Peacock Gallery.
“I have definitely put my heart on the block,” said Lisa-Marie. “There’s a lot of intimate work in this exhibition.”
The artist has opened her soul to the viewer and invites you into an intimate space of empty beds and empty chairs, birds singing an alarm call to warn of danger and another bird guarding a nest against danger.
“I love the line drawings of the birds,” she said referring to Warning and Watcher.
“Birds are so mystical. They get up before everyone else is awake, they are all knowing.”
Another glimpse into the mystical imagination of the artist is Nightstalkers, a monolith showing a huge hare, a full moon and a glrl.
A series of paintings called Half Light Girls have been delicately painted on vintage sewing patterns made from extremely fine tissue paper.
“We spend so much time hiding the making of things,” Lisa-Marie said.
In these paintings Lisa-Marie is certainly celebrating that and incorporates the lines, words and diagrams from the sewing pattern into the portraits of the Half Light Girls.
“The Half Light Girls are strong, powerful women who command the half-light.”
Lisa-Marie Gibbs Half Light exhibition is now on at the Peacock Gallery from November 8 to December 4.
Peacock Gallery is part of Maiden Erlegh School, Silverdale Road, Earley, Reading, RG6 7HS
Peacock Gallery blog can be found here
The school’s mini-site for The Peacock Gallery can be visited here.