8. February to 1. June 2020 > Lower Exhibition Hall
Commenced in 2016 Ian McKeever's Henge Paintings are still an ongoing series of paintings. The Henge Paintings are the first series since the Diptychs(1983-1990) in which black has been the dominant colour. For the artist this use of black is neither emotionally dark nor sombre, a quality often associated with black. Instead the paintings suggest that black as a colour can also have its own sense of luminosity. The title of the paintings refers to the two prehistoric sites of Standing Stones at Stonehenge and Avebury which are both located in the South West of England close to where the artist lives and works.