The Crypt, St Marylebone Parish Church
Friday, June 9, 2017
03:00 PM
17 Marylebone Road NW1 5LT
The Crypt, St Marylebone Parish Church

“The works of six British painters, including the exhibition’s curators, Lucy Cox and Freya Purdue, are united in Colour: A Kind of Bliss.”

– Melissa Emerson, M&F magazine, May 2017.

Artists: Julian Brown, Lucy Cox, Jeff Dellow, David Manley, Andy Parkinson and Freya Purdue

Discussion date and time: Friday 9 June 3.00pm – 5.00pm 

“Colour is a kind of bliss … like a closing eyelid … a tiny fainting spell.”

– Roland Barthes

Join the curators of Colour: A Kind of Bliss, Lucy Cox and Freya Purdue, in conversation with exhibiting artists including Jeff Dellow and David Manley.

The discussion will focus on the eclectic nature of colour; its mysteries, endless possibilities and importance for painters today.

David Batchelor (2014, p.13) believes our current relationship with colour is a paradox; most of us are both drawn to and repelled by it, experiencing ‘strong feelings of attraction and repulsion … love and hate …’

Perhaps these simultaneous experiences are a kind of bliss; providing something irresistible in colour that is unexplained, complex and undeniably sensuous.

“An impressive show with integrity, clarity and substance.” – Caroline Todd.

“A must see for colour lovers or the colour curious…” – Review by Natasha Hall, ArtTop10.

Read the exhibition press release here  

View the exhibition catalogue here 

The exhibition is open until Friday 30 June. Occasionally The Crypt closes for private meetings; you can phone ahead to check times: 020 7935 7315 or 0780 9330 592. 

For sales enquires contact:

Lucy Cox, [email protected]

Freya Purdue, [email protected]

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Citation: Batchelor, D. (2014) The Luminous and the grey. London: Reaktion Books. p.13.