Our new group show will be opening on Thursday the 7th of July, it will feature four extremely talented abstract artists.
‘Chroma’ 7-31 July
Opening event Thursday 7 July 6-9pm
Jenny Beard, Paul Grist, Frances Ross, Gavin Mcintosh.
This exhibition brings together four abstract artists whose practices are centred on a deep engagement with colour.
Colour expresses something in itself (Van Gogh)
Colour has a substance which is difficult to take out. This is the whole point of painting (Per Kirkeby)
On the surface Paul’s paintings are concerned with aesthetic considerations, with satisfactorily combining colour, line and geometry to achieve a resolution that is right/balanced or complete. Beneath that surface Paul is deeply engaged in many of today’s political, societal and educational issues.
Jenny’s work focuses on painterly gestures and marks, and when they become signs. Marks are ambiguous, whereas a sign directs us, informs us. Part of her practice involves pushing paint between gesture and sign - and in the recent Monochrome series - goes one step further to become a ‘model’ of painting, an ode to the viscosity and vibrancy of oil paint.
Gavin’s practice combines systematic and intuitive processes to produce works that prompt a contemplative engagement. He also uses his painting to reflect on matters of politics and social justice and has recently been invited to contribute to an exhibition at the gallery of the Institute for Palestine Studies in Beiruit.
Frances aims to produce work where colour acts as an aid to drifting and meditative thoughts. ‘Each viewer has their own associations with a particular colour - it has a memory, a smell, a sound associated with it and by placing colours together she hopes to stimulate an internal conversation.
Thursday July 7th
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