Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Paul Merrick: "Malerei: Painting As Object" Transition Gallery, London, UK

Image: Untitled (Blue) 2010 Aluminium, Dust, 69 x 78 cm. courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery, UK

Malerei: Painting As Object

Helen Baker, Phyllida Barlow, Virginia Bodman, Sarah Bowker-Jones, Sean Edwards, Alexis Harding, Gabriel Hartley, Natalie Gale, Paul Merrick, Rudolf Polanszky and Sarah Kate Wilson

Transition Gallery
Unit 25a Regent Studios
8 Andrews Road
London, E8 4QN

Private View: Friday 8 June 2012, 18:00-21:00
Sat 9 June – 1st July, 12:00-1800 Fri – Sun

"If destiny will grant me enough time I shall discover an international language which will endure forever and which will continue to enrich itself... its name will be Malerei painting."
Hans K. Roethel and Jean K. Benjamin,  Kandinsky (Oxford: Phaidon Press, 1979), p13.

Malerei: Painting As Object investigates painting as a process, its guises and paint as a substance. Each artist shares a love of material and the qualities of their 'thing-ness', whether it's colour, oozing oil paint, balloons, cellophane or jesmonite. The artists however do not remain slavish to the visceral but also embody and appropriate particular areas of Paintings' history in their multidisciplinary practices. Artists will reveal a painterly investigation of the Modernist concern 'objecthood', Postmodern eclecticism and the Post-production - trend of continuous re-working.

Curated by Sarah Bowker-Jones, Natalie Gale and Sarah Kate Wilson