AboutThe show will explore the 'gateway' between wall based painting and sculpture. Harvey has selected works by a wide variety of artists, featuring the likes of Anthony Caro and Harry Thubron as well as younger talent such as Tina Jenkins and Richard Clegg. Harvey's theme prompts the viewer to consider the space around the work as well as the work itself.
Harvey explains: âTwo and a half dimensions' is a term coined by Harry Thubron (who taught at Goldsmiths in the 80's) to describe a wall-based piece of work that grew out from the picture plane to extend pictorial space literally. This is an intriguing âzone' because it has the property of conferring a sense of the super real. The constituent parts are allowed to defy gravity and their straining attachment to the picture plain makes them neither illusionistic nor a sculptural object. This has always been an exciting space for me, either to load up with paint or to secrete a found object. I am not simply wanting to look at this idea as wall-based work but want to pursue the urge that painting has to detach itself from the canvas and present itself as a lump or a dynamic entity in the world.