Bankley Studios + Gallery presents a solo exhibition by former Bankley Artist + Jackson’s painting prize 2020 winner Ruth Murray!
THE GREEN RAY
Opening Night: 7-9pm Friday 22nd October
12-4pm Saturdays + Sundays until 14th November
Free Entry - no booking necessary
‘If you look west over the ocean at sunset and are blessed with exceptional fortune—the conditions in the atmosphere must be just right—you will witness a green ray shoot up in the distant sky from the vanishing tip of the Sun.
In the 1882 romantic novel Le Rayon-Vert by Jules Verne, the green ray is a mystical blessing left by the departing sun; it symbolises the reclaiming of happiness in the face of imminent disaster.
Central to this exhibition is a chromatic series of women in domestic interiors. There are several references to famous male painters but the mood is distorted, tense and uncertain. The subjects’ private thoughts are not as easily interpreted, the tropes of bourgeois comfort less reassuring. They also now have an additional resonance, when we’ve all spent longer contemplating the physical contours of home.’
Bankley Gallery is situated on the first floor of an old mill building, which unfortunately is currently only accessible by stairs. The studios are located on the first, second and third floors and are also only accessible by stairs.
The building is located just off the main road, with regular bus services from Manchester and Stockport, and is around 450m from Levenshulme train station. The station has no lift and both platforms are only accessible by stairs.