Norfolk abstract artist, Geoffrey Lefever is staging a solo show at The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral, from Thursday, August 3 to Monday, August 28, open Monday to Saturday, 9.30am to 4.30pm and Sunday, 10am to 3pm, free entry.

Geoffrey Lefever explained: “My work falls within a strand of contemporary abstract art, to a certain degree minimalist, but with surface textures from materials such as wood ash, burnt hessian, fine open weave Indian paper and acrylic. The geometry within the works, together with the muted colour range will, I hope, resonate with the structure, fabric and surfaces of stone and timber in Norwich Cathedral. ”

His friend Derek Morris, a past President of the Royal British Society of Sculptors said: “These serious and mysterious paintings demand a great deal of looking, but this effort will be repaid handsomely by meaning and understanding leaching slowly into one’s consciousness. This is a kind of painting one can return to over and over again and still find rewards every time.”

Recent works on canvas were made at Geoffrey’s studio at Fengate, near Marsham in North Norfolk and works on paper under glass at Postwick and in various locations around Europe.

The exhibition title, ‘Ash on an Old Man’s Sleeve’ is an emotive phrase borrowed from T.S. Eliot’s Little Gidding.

Geoffrey Lefever has been a member of Norwich 20 Group since 1965. He has exhibited with the group in Norwich’s twin cities, Koblenz, Novi Sad and Rouen. He is a member of the Union des Arts Plastiques in Rouen.

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