Rebecca Meanley Artist's Talk: Painting Experience - a strange place in one's practice

19 Jun 2013

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Bermondsey Project Space

London, United Kingdom


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A very honest consideration of how a life-threatening experience can affect ones' practice. Rebecca Meanley will discuss the impact serious illness has had on her practice, with a close analytical look at the last year in painting. A strange place in one's practice — an odd in-between place — a transition - an impossible to ignore experience - the impact on one's practice Working from one's own experience - is this self-indulgence or self-analysis, reality or authentic life experience? Painting as a place which absorbs all of these domains, forms hybrids, finds a voice From a place slightly dumbfounded by the inability to articulate an experience too great — to seek to manifest such experience in painting — through painting To try to describe, to try to solve Work becomes a vehicle with which to communicate or attempt to — Isn't that what it's supposed to do? Not abstraction versus representation BUT how can the two polar opposites fold into one another to form another kind of entity? And how can the artist navigate this space — to seek to find — to interpret, to fathom, to understand, to try to solve This event is free and is part of the Art Talks and Tea series curated by resident artist Caterina Lewis in partnership with the Bermondsey Project. For more information visit: Bermondsey Project, 46 Willow Walk, London SE1 5SF

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