Rachel Lancaster: "Painting the Pixel" Gallery North, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Image: Rachel Lancaster, Blanket, 2009, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 250 x 330 cm (RL0137) Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery
Painting the Pixel
Preview: 3 March 2014 6pm - 8pm Exhibition: 3 March - 11 April 2014, weekdays 10am - 4pm
Artist Talk: 4 March 2014 4pm - 6pm
Andrea Champlin, Joy Garnett, Paul Goodfellow, Dan Hays, Rachel Lancaster, Cara Nahaul, Daksha Patel, Rachel Sharp and Jo Wilmot
PAINTING THE PIXEL includes the work of nine international artists who are navigating the inherent paradoxes between the computer's immaterial, encoded matrix and the handmade. The exhibition investigates how digital technology is used as a conceptual tool in painting, how the virtual 'non-space' is reconfigured through the material presence of paint, and how the cultural currency of the image has shifted in relation to the phenomenon of the Internet. Curated by Rachel Sharp as part of her practice-led PhD research at Northumbria University.
On Tues. 4 March, Gallery North will host a tour of the exhibition and artists' panel from 4-6 pm followed by a wine reception from 6-8 pm.
Both events are free to attend.
Gallery North Squires Building Sandyford Road Northumbria University Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST
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.