25/04/2023 - 27/05/2023
Contemporary - Mixed Medium
Ida Ekblad, Günther Förg, Joan Mitchell, Albert Oehlen & Rebecca Warren - Surface Works
Tue-Fri: 10-6pm; Sat: 11-6pm
"Abstract is not a style. I simply want to make a surface work.’ With these words Joan Mitchell explained her relationship to painting and abstraction. As a label, the ‘abstract’ had come to characterise too much and too little all at once. The notion of the ‘surface work’ however evokes the act of painting, and the painted surface itself. Gesture, as well as colour and texture were part and parcel of this definition which stressed the importance of the material surface over the more ambiguous idea of abstraction."
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