Propagate Way Paintings
An exhibition revealing a decade of paintings by Morafon Studios Artist and Creative Director Beth Môrafon.
Cinematic canvas stories, inspired by Jeff Wall's vast light box photographs, showed human fragility and tenacity. They recalled a sense of mortality provoked by day-to-day road crossings. The pictures tell of hinterlands; spaces between destination and home, park and river, fence and foundation.
The characters challenge old landscapes, littered with the verge and vestige of 1960's brutalism. They traverse the forgotten and abandoned shapes, navigating concrete blockades, cast arbitrarily into the land. New generations, decades on, live and grow between the gullies and seams of this megalith motorway monument.
The show exhibited at The Island Bristol was curated to catalyse change. It included new and archive works from artists Gina Briganti, Hannah Cox, Ted Clarke, Annie Lovejoy and Eleanor Shipman and received Local press coverage.
The paintings form part of the M32 Propagate Way campaign, to create green bridge connections for communities either side of Bristol's gateway to the city.