Anna Falcini: In Between The Folds Are Particles
A compelling body of new work tells of an ongoing conversation between contemporary artist, Anna Falcini, and the late Welsh artist, Gwen John (1876 -1939), through the archive of John’s draft letters and diaries at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, discovered during Falcini’s residency here. Bound within the archival materials, are the particles of John’s life; her vulnerabilities, passions, doubts and artistic concerns. As Falcini began researching the Gwen John Papers in 2014, she discovered that John’s experiences as a female artist closely mirrored her own despite being divided by a century of time. This exhibition has been supported by the Arts Council of Wales and the Eaton Fund.