An exhibition of new paintings by staff and alumni featuring work by Richard Baker, Mark Dunn, Tom Palin, Luke Steele and Adam Stone.
To paint is to immobilise time. The stillness of the object of painting serves to disguise the temporal nature of the process by which a painting is constructed. Yet a paintings surface is built incrementally, and in its stillness offers clues to what it has been – perhaps the only the clues to what, in essence, it is.
Richard Baker: Table, oil on gesso panel, 15cm x 20cm
The five painters in this exhibition, disparate though their works might appear to be in terms of scale, subject matter, approach, handling, design and intention, all share a common concern with the fundamental constituents of the painted object: surface, material, vehicle, support, and time.
Still is therefore a dialogue about foundations and concealment, where painting is presented as perhaps the most deceptive of time-based media.
Tom Palin 2014
Opens Thursday 31 July 6pm - Exhibition continues 1 – 7 August 10am – 4pm
- 31 July - 07 August 2014
- Studio 24, Gate 2, Unit 23a, 66-70 Mabgate, Leeds, LS9 7DZ
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