Monthly Archives: June 2015

Memory and Failure Study Group

  Memory and Failure Study Group Saturday 20 June 1 – 3pmAn informal afternoon of presentations and group discussion led by Andrew Brown, Maria Teresa Ortoleva and Alexandra Gbedemah. Responding to our current exhibition DE. FI. CIEN. CY the study group will present ideas around memory … Continue reading

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June Paintings IV

 

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June Paintings III

           

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June Paintings II

             

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June Paintings I

       

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Towards a Selection of Sites of Ruination V (Trans Pennine Trail, Levenshulme to Gorton)

  Colours took on a new vibrancy in the heatwave in the first few weeks of June. I realised that the light emanating from my black ground paintings from May were as much a symptom of poor weather in that … Continue reading

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Towards a Selection of Sites of Ruination IV (Back Alley, Westpoint, Levenshulme)

        Bibliography Joseph Amato: Surfaces

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Appropriation, Homage, Reference or Allusion?

In 2011 I produced the painting above. Highgate was first produced in multiple stages with no real end in mind. The light brown ground over a surface palimpsest of previous failed paintings was then overpainted with sap green acrylic mixed … Continue reading

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On Paintings and Words that Fail Them

 On first looking at the painting in Madrid,  during May 2014, I was overwhelmed by a physical reaction to the way that the paint was applied. Thinner passages, thicker impasto areas and glossy paint contrasted with more matt areas. However … Continue reading

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On Painting and not Knowing I

Jones (2003)[i] outlines various means of accommodating ‘not knowing’ within philosophy and within the sphere of creativity. She opens with a description of Socrates statement: “When I do not know, neither do I think I know, so am I likely … Continue reading

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