Exhibition

The First Swing Of The Bat - Painttalk

14 Apr 2021 – 28 Apr 2021

Regular hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
12:00 – 19:00
Wednesday
12:00 – 19:00
Thursday
12:00 – 19:00
Friday
12:00 – 19:00
Saturday
12:00 – 19:00
Sunday
12:00 – 18:00

Free admission

Gallery 46

London
England, United Kingdom

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THE FIRST SWING OF THE BAT pulls together a broad collection of language and conceptual framework, each artist bringing a distinct language to the show. The exhibiting artists primarily work with paint, sculpture, collage, drawing and printmaking also play in a role.

About

The ambition of this show is to present an ariel view of painting now. History ebbs through the show, folkloric, medieval narratives, whether the mythical is addressed in a graphic, digital language or sensual formalism, the everyday physically buried in gesture or meticulously considered in naturalistic tendencies.

A low hum, the sun hanging high, a full carpark, a seemingly endless sea of radio fuzz, groggy eyes, long drives, tens of thousands of pilgrimages, collective expectations and escape.

The first swing of the bat alludes to a tight grip, bat in hand, and the moments before the batter swings, the tension, suspense and release of these nanoseconds. The ritualistic nature of honing skills in anticipation of performance and the zones occupied in two states is a thread not dissimilar to that found in any studio. The palpable, tangible excitement of a long awaited event, a thread reproduced endlessly in cinema and literature. The introduction to Don Delillo’s Underworld and Takeshi Kitano’s Boiling Point each contributed to the conception of the show. Delillo’s minute description of the excitement coupled with Kitano’s absurd nostalgic odyssey, subverting the banal, unrolling untold events. Visual equivalents have been sought to mirror the tension, malleability, elasticity and scale cited in Delillo and Kitano’s narratives.

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Curators

GALLERY46

PAINTTALK

Exhibiting artists

Maia Regis

Daniel Taylor

Ariane Heloise Hughes

Sophie Lourdes Knight

Ned Armstrong

Max Gimson

Viktor Mattsson

Jade Ching-yuk Ng

Holly Mills

Heidi Ukkonen

Taking part

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