“[But] the priority when I’m making my painting is that it doesn’t have to be liked. It’s what must be done and that is all there is to it. This is what I do and I try to do it as best I can and to let it happen in a way that seems to be interesting to me – in a way that is fresh and somehow has relevance and a kick to it.” ~ Gary Wragg
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Today we have two links to two current painting shows one in London and the second in Manchester. The first is a link to Andy Parkinson wonderful patterensthatconnect blog and recent post about a new painting show ‘ At the Point of Gesture’ which opened at the Lion and Lamb Gallery on 23 February 2013 and runs until 23 March: curated by David Ryan it’s a show of abstract paintings and a video, by five artists Clem Crosby, Gabriel Hartley, Andrea Medjesi-Jones, David Ryan and Alaena Turner.
The second link is to a review of the Treatment (i’m shamelessly promoting a show i have work in – sorry!) at PS Mirabel entitled ‘Treatment : An Exhibition of Contemporary Abstraction’ by Marielle Hehir and this is up on Abstract critical.
Mali Morris, Degrees of Freedom, 2005 acrylic on canvas, 36 x 46cm
I really like the look of this painting by Mali Morris, just one of the wonderful works on display, in a show called ‘Double Vision’, at the Lion & Lamb Gallery.
Other artists include: Chris-Baker / Dominic Beattie / Isha Bøhling / Ian Bottle / Alice Browne / Simon Callery / Keith Coventry / Natalie Dower / Tom Hackney / Jumpei Kinoshita / Hannah Knox / John McLean / Sarah McNulty / Neil Mendock / Mali Morris / Jost Münster / Selma Parlour / Geoff Rigden / Dan Roach / Danny Rolph / David Ryan / Estelle Thompson / Julian Wakelin & curator Katrina Blannin.
“The Lion & Lamb gallery promotes contemporary painting and is situated ‘within’ a friendly typical East London pub”. There are two excellent reviews of the current exhibition, which is on until the 14th of July, including one on patternsthatconnect Andrew Parkinson’s great blog, and the other is on Abstract Critical, written by Adam Walker.
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