Thursday, January 23, 2014
Saturday, February 22, 2014
& Model 19 East Parade, Leeds, LS1 2BH, UK
North East England

Crossing Lines, 23 January – 22 February 2014

Alex Dipple, Mick Frangou, Clive Hanz Hancock, Vincent Hawkins, Andrew Harrison, David Leapman, Tom McGlynn, Patrick Morrissey, Frixos Papantoniou, Marion Piper, Giulia Ricci, David Riley, Mark Sengbusch, Daniel Sturgis, Andy Wicks, Mary Yacoob

The sixteen artists presented by Patrick Morrissey and Clive Hanz Hancock in Crossing Lines all share reductive, formal, or non-objective approaches to image making. With roots in early 20th century Modernism, reductive abstraction has long been a strong undercurrent running counter to the dominant conceptual movements of the last thirty years or more. The early 21st century has seen a return to and re- examination of the non-objective in contemporary art, and this exhibition is situated within the context of that renewed interest. Crossing Lines constitutes an artists’ group involved in an extended conversation around a shared concern with the debates that surround postmodern abstraction and how they might inform contemporary practice. Reflecting the traditions of formalist approaches whilst challenging their boundaries and seeking new directions.

In a number of Parallel Lines of enquiry, &Model has introduced additional works alongside and amongst the Crossing Lines exhibition, acting as an ‘interruption’, a re-framing device that extends the context. Parallel Lines: Nicholas Bennett, Anthony Braxton, Cornelius Cardew, Laura Eglington, Robert Graettinger, Rebecca Hart, Andrew Hodgson, Phill Hopkins, Christopher Johns, Keiko Koshihara, Dave Lynch, Jamshed, Miah, Andrew Peverall, Ad Reinhardt, Alex Valvis