PAINTING SHOW is an exhibition about painting. Its concerns lie in language rather than physicality and actions. The title of the exhibition is deliberately reductive, designed for both reading and misreading, placing painting in a space for discussion and dialogue.
PAINTING SHOW has been conceived to create a space in which the audience is invited to consider and discuss how, what and where painting is today in the face of an evolving, increasingly complex and multifaceted visual culture.
PAINTING SHOW brings together the work of Kevin Schmidt, Anthony Shapland, Noel Clueit and Tom Ireland.
Kevin Schmidt is an artist based in Vancouver, Canada. He has had recent solo exhibitions at Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia (2010); Galerie van der Mieden, Antwerp, Belgium (2009) and Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany (2009). He has recently shown is group exhibitions at Justina M.Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (2011) and Yukon Art Centre, The Untrue North, Whitehorse, Yukon (2011). Kevin Schmidt is represented by Catriona Jefferies Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Anthony Shapland is an artist based in Cardiff, Wales, UK. Recently activities include Ffilm 2, Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea (2011); Manchester Contemporary (represented by Mermaid&Monster), Sptialfields, Manchester (2010); LISTE - The Young Art Fair in Basel, represented by Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin (2010); Portrait (For a Screenplay) of Beth Harmon, Limoncello, London UK (2009) and En Residencia Laboral, Gijon, Spain (2009). Anthony Shapland is the director and founder of g39, Cardiff.
Noel Clueit is an artist based in Manchester, UK. Recent activities include Deadpan, The Royal Standard, Liverpool (2010); Legacy 1, Forman's Sculpture Yard, Hackney Wick, London (2010); Untitled, Blackpool Culture Shops Project, (2010); From this filthy sewer pure gold flows, Rogue Project Space, Manchester (2010); A Curriculum group show, A Foundation, Liverpool (2010). In 2010 Noel Clueit participated in A Foundation's A Curriculum Programme.
Tom Ireland is an artist based in Blackpool, UK. Recent activities include BAM BAM BAM, Wolstenholme Creative Space , Liverpool (2011); Legacy 1, Forman's Sculpture Yard, Hackney Wick, London (2010); ASSEMBLY, Rogue Project Space, Manchester (2010); From this filthy sewer, pure gold flows, Rogue Project Space, Manchester (2010). Tom Ireland is the director of Supercollider Contemporary Art Projects.
PAINTING SHOW IS SUPPERCOLLIDER'S THIRD EXHIBITION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FYC - BLACKPOOL'S CREATIVE INDUSTRIES CENTRE.