At The First Clash21. Jun - 12. Jul 14 / ended Surface Gallery
Open 12-6 Tuesday-Friday and 11-5 Saturdays
At The First Clash, Surface Gallery Nottingham
This summer Surface Gallery will be hosting the works of Alex Dewart, Lindall Pearce and Marion Piper.
Dewart’s paintings are a “clash of patterned cotton and monochrome figures” which suggest changing meanings and revisited histories. Influenced by icon paintings and Sigmar Polke as well as Matisse, Dewart uses objects which symbolise change and crossovers. Piper’s “abstract arrangements of geometric panes” are transfixing. With a focus on sensory responses she uses geometry to enable interpretation of the spaces she enjoys. Pearce works to transform commonplace and domestic objects into objects of delight. Her “bold sculptural assemblages in paint pot colours” in this exhibition complement well and are complemented by the other artists’ works. Her works are characteristically strong forms with bold colours, making use of electric light and movement.
The works of these three artists show an awareness of the significance of an artwork’s surface and its use in expressing unrealised meanings.This exhibition intends to connect the practices of all three artists to express resonance and highlight their differences. Displaying a variety of mediums from painting to sculpture, this collaboration aims to subvert expectations using physical and conceptual means. To accompany this exhibition there is also an illustrated paper and essay about the artists, written by art writer Maggie Gray, and foreword by Professor Danny Rolph.
The exhibition will be launched on Friday the 20th June, 6pm until 8pm. Everyone is welcome to come to the opening night and there will be refreshments at our bar provided by Surface Gallery’s sponsor, Springhead Brewery. For those interested in hearing more about the works and the artists’ practices there will be an informal artists’ talk on Saturday 21st June at 12pm. This looks to be an insightful event, opening up the artists’ creative processes.
For more information on the artists:
Alex Dewart http://www.dewart.net/
Lindall Pearce http://www.lindallpearce.co.uk/
Private View: 6-8 pm Friday 20th June
Tuesday to Friday: 12pm to 6pm
Saturday: 11am to 5pm
16, Southwell Road, Nottingham, NG1 1DL
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