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Trudy Montgomery

The Mothers & The Daughters are the offspring of original abstract paintings by Trudy Montgomery referencing and honouring the Divine Feminine in all women. These paintings were conceived while the artist was pregnant and are only now, after a four year gestation, ready for presentation in the world.

 

Trudy Montgomery has been working with imagery of the Divine Feminine since 2010 with her series of Union paintings, in which she searched for a dynamic balance between the opposing forces of masculine and feminine, a struggle experienced in herself and the world. Her own personal journey has seen a deepening of her connection with the Divine Feminine through meditation and spiritual reflection, also expressed in her series of Yantras painted in India in 2012.

 

The Mothers & The Daughters series acknowledges the Divine Feminine as the source of birth, creation and the home of extraordinary creativity.  Individual images also reference, quite by accident, the physical anatomy of a woman’s vagina, womb and birth canal; the portal through which new life enters this world. It is, after all, our mothers and their daughters who embody the Divine Feminine today.

 

While derivative of the parent works on canvas and in the same vivid palette, these new works offer something new: symmetry and a kaleidoscopic mysticism that evokes a sense of being at the threshold of another realm. Presented as digital c-prints, these painterly photographs provide the viewer with an experience that is at once ancient and futuristic.

 

The Mothers can be seen as originating from the past and are created where the original image is reflected to the left, while The Daughters emerge when reflected to the right, referencing forward in time. The work can also be seen as a visual expression of the divine breath of the Great Mother, with the inhale representing The Mothers and the exhale, The Daughters.

 

In this time of girl power in the West, as the equal rights of women are given importance and credence in the media and upheld by the judiciary, it is fitting that this body of work is now exhibited for the first time.

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Exhibition Highlights

2018

Mothers & Daughters, Circle Contemporary, Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7LR: 16 June – 30 June (joined by the artist 16th June, 12 – 4pm)

Drawing Explored, Newyn Society of Artists, Tremenheere Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 8YL: 5 – 30 May

The Spring Collection 2018Josie Eastwood Fine Art, Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20 6LQ: 28 April – 13 May

Affordable Art Fair Battersea Spring, London: 8 – 11 March

CYPHER, Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 8YL: 26 January – 4 February

 

2017

Monochrome, The Old Coastguard Hotel, Mousehole, Cornwall (20 October 2017 – 8 January 2018)

RWA 165th Annual Open Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy of Art, Bristol, UK (Selected but not hung)

Christmas Exhibition, Cricket Fine Art, London and Hungerford

Spring Open Exhibition 2017St Ives Society of Artists, St Ives, Cornwall, curated by Anthony Frost

Opening Exhibition, Cricket Fine Art, Hungerford, UK

Spring ShowJosie Eastwood Fine Art, Hampshire, UK

 

2016

Artist of the Month, The Gurnard’s Head Inn, Zennor, Cornwall, UK

Newlyn School of Art, selected Scilly Isles paintingsChapel House Hotel, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AQ

CanopyEnd of Year Exhibition for Newlyn School of Art’s One Year Mentoring Course for Artists, PZ Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall, UK

Art on a Postcard, Maddox Gallery, Mayfair, London

Autumn Collection and 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Josie Eastwood Fine Art, Hampshire, UK

Newlyn School of Art’s Artist Mentoring Group ShowChapel House Hotel, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AQ

Out of Cornwall Present and PastCricket Fine Art, Chelsea, London

Index 2016, Dubai, UAE – Handheld Image, Hall 4, Stand A32

 

2015

Past, Present, Future, 20th Century Theatre Notting Hill, London W11 2QA

Spring & Autumn Exhibitions, Little Picture Show, Josie Eastwood Fine Art, Hampshire, UK

Tanner & Lawson, Burnham Market, Norfolk, UK

Summer Exhibition of Gallery Artists, Cricket Fine Art, London UK

110th Annual Exhibition: Bath Society of Artists, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, UK

Press Gang IIGloucestershire Printmakers Cooperative Gallery, Stroud, UK

 

2014

Winter Light, David Simon Contemporary, Bath, UK

Gallery Launch Exhibition, Gallery Beautiful (Courts Garden Gallery), Holt, Wilts., UK

MMXIV, Marzia Frozen, Berlin, Germany

Shine, Bath in Fashion 2014, Abbey Hotel, Bath, UK

109th Annual ExhibitionBath Society of Artists, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, UK

Spring Exhibition: Circle Bath, Bath, UK

 

2013

Winter ColourLane House Arts, Bath, UK

Affordable Art Fair Seattle, Cricket Fine Art, Seattle, WA

Press Gang: Brewery Barn, near Bath, UK

108th Annual Exhibition, Bath Society of ArtistsVictoria Art Gallery, Bath, UK

New Acquisitions, Fresh PaintLos Angeles, CA

 

2012

Consider the Lilies: Gallery 27, 27 Cork Street, London, UK

Trudy Montgomery – Urban LandscapesPorch, Santa Barbara, CA

International Artists in Residence: Sanskriti Kendra Gallery, New Delhi, India

Trudy Montgomery: The Water Garden, Santa Monica, CA

Melissa Morgan Fine Art at Trio Restaurant, Palm Springs, CA

Winter Group Show: Gebert Gallery, Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA

 

2011

Light and SpaceMelissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, California group show inc. Andy Moses, Terri Yarbrow, Max Almy, Gisela Colon, Greg Renfrow, Eric Johnson

Art at L’ErmitageL’Ermitage Beverly Hills, CA – inc. Andy Moses, Suzan Woodruff, America Martin, Patter Hellstrom, Chris Crossen

Summer Exhibition: Cricket Fine Art, London, UK

 

2010

Third Biennial Exhibition: Rosvik GalleryMarlborough, UK

Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA

 

2008 

Second Biennial Exhibition: Rosvik GalleryMarlborough, U.K

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