in the North & South Galleries
9 Feb – 24 Mar, 2013
Wed – Sun, 11am – 5pm
Patrick O’Donnell, ‘Origins no. 13’
Joshua Uvieghara, ‘Twilight Canopy’
Christopher Kettle, ‘Terrarium’
Tania Rutland, ‘Potent Shadows’
Tom Hammick, ‘Germinate’
Sonia Stanyard, ‘Left Turn’
Shaun Caton, from ‘Widdershins’ performance
Nicholas Pace, ‘Arcadian Lamb’
Richard Whadcock, ‘Storm Remains’
Preview: 8 Feb, 6 – 8 pm
‘Zombieland’ essay by Ben Street here
This show celebrates the painting medium, presenting a diverse mix of artists with a plurality of themes and approaches. It will provoke questions surrounding contemporary painting practice – What are the current trends in painting? How does contemporary painting challenge traditional notions of beauty and expression? What continues to compel so many people to pick up the brush?
Work in the show will span genres from figurative to abstract, photorealist to gestural, and from staged compositions to ephemeral performances. Some artists combine several approaches within a single canvas, and all display a virtuosity with the medium.
Curated by painters Patrick O’Donnell and Nicholas Pace, the exhibition offers visitors a rare opportunity to view an ambitious painting show in Brighton and a chance to decide for themselves on the relevance of painting within contemporary art practice.
Artists include: Louise Bristow, Matthew Burrows, Shaun Caton, Chris Gilvan Cartwright, Keith Esdale, Stig Evans, June Frickleton, Andrew Gifford, David Harkins, Tom Hammick, Emily Jolley, Christopher Kettle, Sam Lock, Anne Magill, Enzo Marra, Karin Mori, Tamsin Morse, Patrick O’Donnell, Nicholas Pace, Alan Rankle, Tania Rutland, Sarah Shaw, Sonia Stanyard, Christopher Stevens, Christine Tongue, Joshua Uvieghara, Julian Vilarubbi, Richard Whadcock, Alice Wisden, Dawei Zhang
Saturday 16 March, 1 – 4 pm, free
A special opportunity to visit the studios of some of the artists exhibiting in ’32 Paintings’. Curators Patrick O’Donnell and Nick Pace will take you behind the scenes to meet the artists, see more of their work, and gain more insight into the ideas and processes behind their work. Visitors can attend one or both tours.
Tour 1 (1.00 – 2.15 pm): Julian Vilarrubi, Joshua Uvieghara, Emily Jolley, Stig Evans, Karin Mori, Anne Magill, Nick Pace
Please note: As the studios are set across four floors, visitors should be aware that the tour will involve climbing stairs. Tour 1 is set on the 3rd and 4th floors, and Tour 2 is set on the 1st and 2nd floors.
We are interested to hear our visitors views, and in the 32 Paintings exhibition we offer an opportunity for you to choose your favourite painting from the show.
WIDDERSHINS 2: Painting performance
Shaun Caton creates a live artwork within the exhibition, drawing inspiration from the earliest forms of mark-making such as prehistoric cave painting. Friday 8 February, 6 – 8 pm, free.
SYMPOSIUM: What is the Future for Painting?
WORKSHOP: Acrylic Painting Techniques
WORKSHOP: Painting, Science and Restoration