Slippery & Amorphous




Phillip Allen, Simon Carter, Nadine Feinson, Paul Galyer, Paula MacArthur, James Petrucci, Alison Pilkington, Wendy Saunders, Ilona Szalay, Mimei Thompson

The painters in this exhibition draw parallels between the slipperiness of their medium and the slipperiness of their mode of expression. They attempt to communicate what is unseen, the things which are in flux, indefinable, even invisible and felt rather than known, learned or copied. Rosa Lee said in her 2003 essay * “…it is clear that the ‘language’ of painting does not readily lend itself to the making of direct statements. It is arguably an art of pure interpretation. For the painter, the codes and languages of painting, like the paint itself, are, by their very nature, slippery and amorphous. As a form of communication, it is invariably a very imprecise tool, prone to ambiguity and subsequent misreadings, if not downright incomprehension, from viewers… The problem, it seems, lies in the interpretive nature of ‘meaning’ in painting.”* 

Duration 11 January 2016 - 26 March 2016
Times Opening reception: Thurs 14th Jan 6-8pm. Mon - Fri 9-5, Sat 9-4, Sun closed. Occasionally Crypt closes for private meetings- check ahead.
Cost Free
Venue The Crypt, St Marylebone
Address 17 Marylebone Road, Marylebone NW1 5LT, ,
Contact 02079357315 / wendymsaunders@gmail.com / www.contemporarybritishpainting.com/

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