Jake Wood-Evans Shock of the Old
Shock of the Old

26th Nov 2012 - 5th Jan 2013

OPUS Art’s inaugural event features the work of two of southern England’s most exciting and adventurous figurative artists, Chris Kettle and Jake Wood-Evans. The show celebrates a return to classical craft and aesthetic mastery: Kettle and Wood-Evans dare to be traditional even as they engage the modern subject; their exquisite but highly contemporary work shows them spearheading a movement out of the cul-de-sac of the clichéd and conformist gimmickry of recent conceptual art. These paintings offer the regained possibility of beauty and contemplative exploration to the viewer seeking true artistic value.