02/09/2023 - 30/09/2023

Mid C20th-Contemporary - Mixed Medium

Prunella Clough, Shiwen Wang, Barbara Wesołowska, Nora Zielinski - MACHINES FOR SEEING WITH...

Thu-Sat: 12-6pm

'[...] In a notebook of Prunella Clough’s from 1987, she scribbles ‘deliquescent’ under a loose sketch of an ice lolly. It’s a word most commonly used in science to describe the liquefaction or dissolving of a substance, but for Clough it underpins the reducing of forms she’s become renowned for, author Margaret Garlake noting that ‘to see through Prunella’s eyes is to experience a kind of alchemy’. The painters included in Machines for seeing with… also handle paint in distinctively experimental ways: Shiwen Wang sharing Clough’s appreciation for rendering abstracted shapes in speckled, impasto oils, whereas Barbara Wesołowska and Nora Zielinski forge figures whose faces augment behind washes of chemical solvents.'


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