Transition Gallery
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
8 Andrews Road, Hackney, London E8 4QN

The eye of a needle represents an allegorical portal of impossibility through which the participating artists employ symbology, gesture, and playfulness to push their subject matter. Their resulting works abound with multiple meanings and a rich visual complexity. Kim Baker distils her subject matter through a series of sensory interpretations of colour and lyrical form. Her paintings expand this beyond an initial formal approach to gestural expressive brushwork, into an intense grappled world of floral painterly complexity. Louisa Chambers’ paintings seem to present an alternative universe where authoritarian structures of technology/science fiction are hijacked by absurd anthropomorphic embellishment. A feature about Chambers’ work by Ruth Solomons is featured in Garageland 13: Paint. Ben Walker narrows his source material to convey an emotional response through painterly expression, erasing all but the most profound and essential details. Lisa McKendrick fills her paintings with quixotic imagery, which wilfully resists the laws of physics and eludes a readable narrative.