Exhibition

Adam Fenton's Painting Club

21 Aug 2015 – 23 Aug 2015

Event times

Private View: Friday 21st August 6-9pm
Open: Saturday 22nd August 1-5pm
Discussion: Sunday 23rd August 1-5pm

Cost of entry

Free

London, United Kingdom

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Travel Information

  • Tube - Jubilee Line to North Greenwich, then 161 or 472 bus.

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Adam Fenton’s Painting Club brings together 13 contemporary painters who share an interest in a figurative painterly language. The exhibition has been curated to create a dialogue between works and to form the basis for a discussion.

About

MOMA curator Laura Hoptman recently claimed that contemporary painting is in a state of atemporality, reflecting our current cultural moment. At a time where “all eras seem to exist at once”, any historical genre, stylistic language or motif can be adopted by the contemporary painter. 

Adam Fenton’s Painting Club posits the idea that ‘contemporary painting’ as it is often presented is indeed nothing but a genre in itself, recognizable by very distinct formal elements. And often it is determined in so many ways by the intermediary segment of the art world – curators, collectors, gallerists – rather than by the artists themselves.

Thus, the exhibition wishes to address the notion of painting in terms of ‘personality’, as opposed to ‘contemporary’.  Each artist in the exhibition demonstrates a personal passion for a unique subject matter, process or style that goes far deeper than just illustrating the current critical discourse.  Hopefully, the exhibition will thereby contribute to pointing to the very rich breadth of painting today and a discussion of the diverse and interlapping elements of it. 

Ben Clarke

David Dellagi

Mark Edmonds

Adam Fenton

Callum Green

Fiona Long

Paula MacArthur

Benjamin Prosser

Matthew Randle

Mark Sheeky

Hideatsu Shiba

Dovilė Šimonytė

Eleanor Watson

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Curators

Adam Fenton

Exhibiting artists

David Dellagi

Paula MacArthur

Paula MacArthur

Mark Sheeky

Dovilé Šimonytė

Benjamin Prosser

Fiona Long

Callum Green

Hideatsu Shiba

Ben Clarke

Eleanor Watson

Adam Fenton

Mark Edmonds

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