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The intensity of Anny Evason’s work is informed by her deep connection to and concern for the natural world, but also by considered intellectual concepts. Huge, sometimes two metres long, charcoal drawings pulse with energy and movement. When these are hung in staggered spaces, as at Rye Creative Centre,( “A Garden Enclosed”), the disruption of the usual static gallery space allows for the unexpected, for wonder and alarm, and prepares for a show which stimulates questions about our relationship with nature. Even individually, the drawings have a way of pulling us into a place of magical narrative by her use of a lyrical, subtle palette and the sheer violence of the calligraphic style of abstraction. It’s the violence of life, of energy, not of brutality. The mark making is extremely sensitive

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