1 to 31 March 2018
Opening by Neil Shawcross, Wed 28th Feb at 6.30pm
The ArtisAnn Gallery in Belfast presents a solo exhibition by one of Belfast’s most famous sons: the actor, director and artist Sam McCready.
The title of this special exhibition, Six Colours of Black, refers to a Chinese tradition that in black and white painting, through the use of ink, water and brush, the painter can create five shades or colours of black but not six. Six is unattainable but the Chinese painter spends a lifetime trying to achieve it.
Sam McCready is best known as an actor, director and playwright. He trained, however, in painting at Stranmillis College and the Belfast College of Art, under such master teachers as Romeo Toogood and Kenneth Webb. He has had a number of solo shows in the US and his work is in private collections in Europe, the Far East and the US. In recent years, he has had the opportunity to visit Hong Kong and to study with Chinese Masters. His connection with these eminent painters has had a profound influence on his work.