Composed From Silence

A solo exhibition by artist Steven Heaton, curated by Sara Riccardi

Exhibition dates: 4th – 27th October 2019

Curator talk and Q&A with art historian Sara Riccardi – 25th October 2019 6.30pm

Reserve free tickets here

‘Composed from Silence’ is a solo exhibition presenting a new body of work by Steven Heaton, created from a collaborative project with art historian Sara Riccardi.

A Vision (0.1 - 3.9Hz)
Oil on birch cradled panel 20 x 20 x 4 cm
c. January 2019
£800.00
Before us, Stands Yesterday
Oil on birch cradled panel 30 x 50 x 4 cm
c. April 2019
£1,800.00
A Fragile Geography
Oil on birch cradled panel 76 x 76 x 5 cm
c. January 2019
£3,500.00
A Quiet History
Oil on birch cradled panel in 19th century antique oak frame
52 x 52 x 5 cm
c. January 2019
£2,000.00
Beside You in Time
Oil on birch cradled panel 50 x 30 x 4 cm (19.69 x 11.81 x 1.57 in) c. May 2019 Price £1,800.00
Alternative Pathways
Oil paint, 19th century book pages on birch cradled panel
55 x 55 x 6 cm
c. July 2019
£2,000.00
Divisions of Unity
Oil on birch cradled panel 76 x 76 x 4 cm
c. January 2019
£3,250.00
Echoes:Answer (June 1829)
Oil paint, 19th century book pages on birch cradled panel
20 x 20 x 4 cm
c. June 2019
£800.0
Departure
Unique Block Print
43 x 33 cm framed
c. August 2019
sold with printing plate
£180.00
Disciple
Prayer book, wood, paint 35.5 x 35.5 x 3.5 cm
c. September 2018
SOLD
Fall
Unique Block Print
43 x 33 cm framed
c. August 2019
sold with printing plate
£180.00
Evening Falls (around us)
Oil on birch cradled panel 20 x 20 x 4 cm
c. April 2019
£800.00
Closer
Unique Block Print
43 x 33 cm framed
c. August 2019
SOLD
Ghosts Will Build Their Nests.....
...in Your Future (first memory)
Oil on birch cradled panel in 19th century antique oak frame
58 x 48 x 5 cm
c. March 2019
£2,000.00
How to be Both (echo harmonie)
Oil on birch cradled panel 40.5 x 51 x 4 cm
c. May 2019
£1,800.00
Home of Material Silence
Books and wood assemblage
61 x 51 cm
c. July 2019
£950.00
Hymn Toward Light
Oil paint on book cover
24 x 24 x 4 cm framed
c. April 2018
SOLD
Palmerston
Oil paint on book cover 35.5 x 35.5 x 3.5 cm
c. September 2018
£400.00
Natural Rhythm
Oil paint on book cover
32.5 x 32.5 cm framed
c. March 2018
SOLD
Light Collector
Oil on birch cradled panel 20 x 20 x 5 cm
c. November 2018 £800.00
Show More

Heaton’s work challenges our pre-conceived familiarity with the environment that surrounds us, our placement within it and the permanence of memories we access to reflect on and balance our lives. Natural form, structure and colour are broken down into basic constructs, rearranged and reordered to resonate outside the normal frequency, offering an alternative viewpoint and a deeper subconscious understanding, a quiet approach to the often misplaced and overlooked beauty hidden within. Heaton’s artworks ask us to slow down and start to consider our surroundings more carefully so we can develop our own individual take on a world we look at, but seldom see.

Working together, Steven and Sara have spent over a year visiting exhibitions in and around Manchester, with lengthy discussions at the artist’s studio. They have been recording their conversations on various points in history, technique and lifestyle from the Renaissance, the Dutch Golden Age of painting, Bauhaus, Abstract Expressionism to the contemporary, on how all these influences inform our outlook and, more importantly, on the possibility of finding the silence beneath the surface that connects everything and everyone together.

Through her regular studio visits, Riccardi has been present throughout the process of developing this new body of work, witnessing various stages of the pieces being realised, from initial sketchbook entries, collage ideas to the final works, offering constructive insights, art historical knowledge, guidance and inspiration to the artist.

The body of work Heaton has created, inspired by their conversations, exhibition visits and studio time together has been carefully selected and curated by Riccardi; along with various materials, tools, books, sketches and excerpts of recordings, it will form the exhibition ‘Composed from Silence’.

Sara Riccardi works as a freelance art historian.

Click the button to find out more about her and her business 'Art Across'

We have more work available by Steven Heaton. Click the button to browse his artist page.

© 2015 by Saul Hay Fine Art
Manchester, UK
  • Twitter - Black Circle
  • Instagram - Black Circle
  • Facebook - Black Circle
  • LinkedIn - Black Circle
  • mail-circle-512