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
Workplace Gallery is a contemporary art gallery run by artists.
Based in Gateshead UK, Workplace Gallery represents a portfolio of emerging and established artists through the gallery programme, curatorial projects and international art fairs.