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Press Release | ShellyTregoning at Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh | Nov 2019


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Shelly Tregoning | New Paintings
 Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh | 7 to 21 November 2019

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Shelly Tregoning | Spanish Lady | oil on canvas | 76cm x 91cm

Following on from her first ever solo show in 2017, Arusha Gallery welcomes back artist Shelly Tregoning for an exhibition of new paintings and monoprints. Since her graduation from University College Falmouth in 2011, Tregoning has been selected for Discerning Eye, the National Open Art Competition, RWA Exhibitions and the prestigious Threadneedle Prize Exhibition, and has recently been selected for the 2019 Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize. In this new collection, the artist explores the inventive nature of the self we construct, and the nuances of gestures that betray our real self. The packaging and presentation of a carefully constructed hyper-identity is now a very real social expectation, but at what cost? Through the artist's love of form, and the simple device of placing the figure in space, these works reveal the difference between our conscious and our unconscious physicality and ask us to consider the implications of subverting our genuine selves.

The exhibition is on show from 7 to 21 November 2019. Private View Thursday 7th November from 6pm to 8pm.

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Shelly Tregoning | Alabama (left)and Distracted, Distracted (right) | both il on glassine

Arusha Gallery, 13A Dundas Street, Edinburgh,,



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Spanish Lady


Distracted, Distracted 


Editors Notes

Shelly Tregoning

Shelly Tregoning was born in Mauritius and spent her early life being brought up in the West Indies. She was educated in England and now lives and works in Cornwall, having gained her BA in Fine Art at University College, Falmouth in 2011. She has been selected for the Discerning Eye, the National Open Art Competition, RWA exhibitions, Threadneedle Prize Exhibition and Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize. She works full time as a painter at her studio at Cornwall's CAST (Cornubian Arts & Science Trust)



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