Exhibition

So Many Constellations

6 Mar 2015 – 20 Mar 2015

Event times

Opening night Friday 6th March, 6-10pm
Exhibition continues 6th - 20th March

Open Sunday, 12 - 5pm
Tuesday to Friday, by appointment

Cost of entry

Free

Mayors Parlour Gallery

London, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • Bow Road, Bow Church

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So many constellations presents eight painters whose work is concerned with painting as silent poetry.

About

VINCENT HAWKINS I LINDA HEMMERSBACH I NICHOLAS JOHN JONES I WENDY MCLEAN I
HANNAH LUXTON I EMMA PUNTIS I LAURA SMITH I SHARON SWAINE

curated by Linda Hemmersbach

Taking its title from Paul Celan’s poem ‘Soviel Gestirne’ (1963), the exhibition points towards painting’s ability to express the ‘unspeakable’ and ‘unknowable’, beyond the grasp of language. Exploring the importance of this idea, the show contains works of abstraction and figuration that consider pauses, breaks, shifts or emptiness as places that can be occupied spatially and psychologically.

‘Constellation’ refers to a human construction; both a forming of recognisable patterns to make meaning of that which is unfathomable, and also a group of related ideas, feelings or objects. The paintings in this exhibition may be read as existing at a point of a delicate permeability between micro and macrocosm, interior and exterior, bridging the gap between studio and world.

Paul Celan described a poem as ‘lonely and en route’. Similarly, a painting is an object ‘en route’ towards an encounter. Like a bottle thrown out to sea, its fate is uncertain, posing questions into the void. Contained and isolated, it hints at a reality beyond its edges, where meaning is found in darkness and uncertainty, at the fringe of experience.

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Curators

Linda Hemmersbach

Exhibiting artists

Emma Puntis

Sharon Swaine

Hannah Luxton

Hannah Luxton

Vincent Hawkins

Linda Hemmersbach

Nicholas John Jones

Laura Smith

Wendy McLean

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