Pulp Fictions

3 Sep 2011 – 25 Sep 2011

Transition Gallery

London, United Kingdom


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Pulp Fictions


Phillip Allen / Kirsty Buchanan / Lindsey Bull / Ruby Cedar / Jake Clark / Gary Colclough / Annabel Dover / Tracey Eastham / Jeremy Evans / Stephen Harwood / Sam Knowles / Laura Lancaster / Hayley Lock / Cathy Lomax / Alex Michon / Alex Gene Morrison / Kathryn Newman / Gary O'Connor / Alex Pearl / Rachel Potts / Emma Puntis / Matt Rowe / Robert Rush / Alli Sharma / Corinna Spencer / Emma Talbot / Mimei Thompson / Virginia Verran / Jessica Voorsanger / Mary West / Mark Wheatley / Teresa Whitfield Paper is the most immediate of materials, boasting a free, unstuffy quality in contrast to its grown up cousins, canvas and panel. Although sometimes regarded as low-rent and relegated to sketching out ideas, paper is rapidly being taken on by contemporary artists as an experimental and important medium in its own right. The multifarious paper work on show in Pulp Fictions, whether painting, collage or drawing is testament to the medium's versatility. Paper soaks up watercolour, pastel and oil, supports charcoal and lead, lends itself to collage and cut-outs and generally opens out entire vistas of temporal and visceral landscapes. Blurring distinctions between the real and the imaginary, the work in Pulp Fictions dips into inky melancholia, indulges in historical re-imaginings, tackles conceptual puzzles, and plays out neo models of abstraction and expressionism. Above all these Pulp Fictions delight in the pure pleasure of making.


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