Smeech and Hrain

  • Long and Ryle
  • October 10th, 2012 - November 3rd, 2012

The title of the exhibition comes from old Somerset dialect for ‘smoke and rain’.  This highlights the way Simon Casson’s work makes reference to history, presenting the Western tradition of figure painting reinterpreted for a contemporary audience.  The distinctive layering of paint application is a layering of attitudes – painstaking and flawless quotations of High Renaissance and Baroque paintings are threatened with obliteration by recklessly exhibitionist mark-making.