Castlefield Gallery
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Castlefield Gallery 2 Hewitt street (behind Deansgate Station) Manchester M15 4GB
North West England

Artists: Claudia Böse, Louisa Chambers, Lisa Denyer, Terry Greene, Matthew Macaulay, David Manley, Andy Parkinson, Anne Parkinson.

Castlefield Gallery is pleased to present its next Launch Pad exhibition, About Painting, curated by Lisa Denyer. The exhibition was selected through open submission by a panel including Stephen Snoddy, Director of New Art Gallery Walsall, and Castlefield Gallery’s Interim Programme Manager Matthew Pendergast.

About Painting brings together eight painters from across the UK who employ a breadth of approaches to contemporary abstract painting. Their work ranges from the highly structured and pre-planned to more spontaneous painterly language.Abstract painting is by its nature ambiguous and open to interpretation. It doesn’t pertain to any single subject, and has the capacity to represent a multitude of thoughts, feelings and visual stimuli. Every experience a painter has informs the making of a painting, just as the viewer can’t separate their subjectivity from their interpretation.

The About Painting exhibition will invite the viewer to consider the decision making process involved in a painting, as a series of significant events that align one way or another to form the compositional whole.