Discussion: What Cannot Be Contained

17 Jun 2015

Event times

6pm - 8pm

Cost of entry

£4, £3 concessions, FREE to Smiths Row Supporters

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As part of our What Cannot Be Contained exhibition we will be hosting a discussion with showcasing artists: Robin Footitt, Loukas Morley and Clare Price, on what painting means today.


What Cannot Be Contained  is a group exhibition which offers three, different propositions towards an understanding of contemporary painting.

The exhibition places its focus on the enduring appeal of the materiality of paint, through the work of artists who use painting as their primary medium or as a central part of their practice. Prioritising the very act of painting and the nature of paint itself, it can be said the works within What Cannot Be Contained speak as much of 'painting' as they do of 'painters'.

The use of abstraction weaves between the artists' works, with gestural, physical, performative and perceptual concerns all pronounced. Spirited and generous uses of colour, texture and layering shift the emphasis towards the technical and material parameters of painting.

The works explore the threshold and limits of both the surface and canvas that simultaneously resists and contains its form: the boundary between content and its container. 


Please book for onto the Talk in advance through the gallery or through Eventbrite 

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natalie pace

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Loukas Morley

Clare Price

Robin Footitt

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