Tony Swain: Undetailed Progress

7 Mar 2015 – 12 Jul 2015

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

Gateshead, United Kingdom


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At a time when we have become desensitised to an image-saturated world, Tony Swain (born Northern Ireland, 1967) uses familiar sections of newspaper that are pieced together as a support for paintings of fragmented landscapes and abstract patterns. Using acrylic paints, he fixes these ‘works on paper' directly to the gallery walls, emphasising the everyday and temporary feel of newsprint. While occasional details of the newsprint and images survive, most are transformed by their inclusion within Swain’s painted world.

For his exhibition at BALTIC, Swain presents a series of new and recent ‘pieced’ paintings that continue his explorations of the representation of landscape.

This exhibition is accompanied by two events:

Thursday 23 April 2015 / 19.00–20.00
Level 2 / £4.00 & £2.50 concessions* / BALTIC Member 10% discount
Book: balticmill.eventbrite.co.uk
Cash sales at BALTIC,Gateshead Information Desk
Join us for a walk through of Tony Swain’s exhibition with independent contemporary art writer, editor and curator, Matt Price.

Friday 8 May 2015 / 19.30
BALTIC’s project space at BALTIC 39, Newcastle
£5 & £3.50 concessions* / BALTIC Member 10% discount
Book online: balticmill.eventbrite.co.uk
Cash sales: Information Desk, BALTIC, Gateshead
Tony Swain curates an evening of music and performance in BALTIC’s Project Space, BALTIC 39. 


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