Exhibition: Stacey McCall, Back Home
Back Home continues Stacey McCall’s relationship with the importance of home; the objects we are familiar with are the ones which create the environment where we are most at ease, where families live and grow. Her work draws on crockery and furnishings from her 1970's childhood; they form a beautiful point of interest and remind us of a simpler time.
"I paint in oils but my watercolour sketches are my initial reference and I try to continue the softness of this medium in my final work."
I suppose I would describe my still life work as 'quiet'. It reaches back to memories faded with time, objects distorted. These pieces archive time, my childhood but also the years I spent at home with my young family. They sit silently around my home, life whirling around them, time passing, children growing older.