Standpoint Gallery
Friday, January 18, 2013
Saturday, February 16, 2013
45 Coronet Street, London, N1 6HD

Grit to Gold: Collaging the Abstract takes a personal look at the important role collage has played, and continues to play, in abstract painting. Painter John Bunker has invited distinguished abstract painter Frank Bowling and artist Scott O’Rourke to show new and recent works alongside his own, to create an intimate cross- generational dialogue.The title is suggestive of the ‘alchemical’: a celebration of the impure coalescence or collision of materials that can both signify and undermine time-honoured ideas about abstraction. Bunker sees collage – its practice and approach – as an exciting détournement from the circular arguments and cyclical fashions that tend to inhibit more intimate and sensual appreciation of abstract art.