Thursday, August 6, 2020
Saturday, October 31, 2020
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Contemporary British Painting

David Ainley, Iain Andrews, Amanda Ansell, Karl Bielik, Day Bowman, Julian Brown, Simon Carter, Deb Covell, Lucy Cox, Gordon Dalton, Pen Dalton, Natalie Dowse, Fiona Eastwood, Nathan Eastwood, Susie Hamilton, Suzanne Holtom, Barbara Howey, Phil Illingworth, Linda Ingham, Paula MacArthur, David Manley, Enzo Marra, Paul Newman, Stephen Palmer, Ruth Philo, Freya Purdue, James Quin, Katherine Russell, Molly Thomson, Judith Tucker, Joanna Whittle, Sean Williams

32 selected painters from Contemporary British Painting have their own space in this virtual studio and you can explore their work in progress and working environment. The show considers unresolved, unfinished or recalcitrant works, paintings which still ask questions of their makers, these works have not yet answered Yes or No but still say Maybe.

The title of the show is taken from Gerhard Richter’s reference to his working process as a series of Yes/ No decisions with a final Yes to end it all. The work included focuses on the kind of decisions that all painters undertake when embarking on a painting, from the initial idea stage to the resolved and exhibited work, you will see revealed some of the uncertain moments that paintings go through, an insight into the layered time consuming process that so often lies hidden underneath that final Yes decision.

The works bring painting as thought to the fore. Whatever idiom these painters use, they have all taken a risk, they have chosen to place an uncertain work into the public domain, paintings which are in-between, still open ended and fluid with that unpredictable final Yes still to come.

Visit the virtual open studio from 11am on Thursday 6 August