Neutrality isn’t inert. It’s alive with nuance.
The works in this exhibition exemplify this mutable Neutral. They present the fortitude of persistence within the memory corpus: from the struggle of learning the imposition of rules in David Minton’s autobiographical drawings, to visible evidence of the deterioration of time in the abject discarded materials of Marcia Teusink’s work, to Nigel Bird’s repetitive gesture that leaves a collateral trace, to Jack Ginno’s found haphazard mark processed into a mark of intent. The neutrality of these works lies not only in their monochromatic colour, but also in their indistinct surfaces. It’s in this space of neutrality that the viewer can delve deep into nuance. This very indistinctness is where real distinction can be found amongst the singular marks and topographies in the grit.