Barbara Dowse curates a diverse group show exploring diverse approaches to contemporary painting.
November's Paint17 at Artereal showcases three solo installations from artists Lionel Bawden, Gary Smith and Teelah George, revealing a variety of approaches to contemporary painting.
Known for his sculptural works, Bawden's The Kandinsky has two sides continues his penchant for transforming commonplace everyday materials — in this case, the humble cereal box. Painted on the two large sides with common phrases often exchanged between Bawden and his loved ones (from "it's bin night" to "we need milk") the cereal boxes appealed to him for their "squishy fragility" and "promise of exhaustion."
You may have caught Teelah George at this year's Primavera 2017. With Reclining suite her background in textiles is again evident, as the series of paintings expresses the sensation of a languid layering and museful weaving. You'll also see Gary Smith's Alchemy, a collection of intensely colourful, viscously textured paintings inspired by a rush of musical improvisation suggesting a return to the abstract for the artist.