Group show Curated by Phoebe Mitchell & Charles Robinson
Lindsey Bull, Maria Högbacke, Tom Howse, Phoebe Mitchell, Joanna Phelps, Charles Robinson, Lucy Smallbone, Mimei Thompson
Apophenia, the experience of seeing meaningful patterns or connections in random or meaningless data, consists of eight works by eight early to mid-career artists, selected due to a shared admiration from curators and exhibiting painters Phoebe Mitchell and Charles Robinson. Apophenia considers the painter?s relationship to their chosen medium, their subject and their relationship with fellow painters. Without a single style or vision, we find ourselves searching for universal patterns and forms of communication between the paintings. All eight of these artists have chosen to use paint to communicate their intent, they have constructed independent languages motivated by different ends, yet there are fleeting instances where comparisons can be drawn. A compositional format, sensitivity to the stroke of a brush, or a shared colour spectrum or use of ground. Many of these painters have chosen to empower the painted mark, giving it autonomy that consequently takes on meaning; meaning determined by common translation.