Painting [Now]

21st – 30th April 2017

Studio One Gallery presents a group exhibition of painters entitled Painting [Now], which features a recent painting from Rob Reed, taken from The Allotments painted series.

What is Painting [Now]?

It depends on what you think of as painting now, and maybe because of, the almost interminable talk of death, or the end of painting, the act of painting itself continues to fascinate and engage us, to shock and appall, enliven and absorb us. I n his catalogue essay for the ongoing Edgelands exhibition, Andrew Lambirth writes: ‘Artists open the world, enlarge the boundaries of what is worth considering visually, of what is paintable.’ Peter Owen begins his classic book Painting, with the simplest of sentences: ‘Painting is visual language.’

The exhibition received an incredible amount of submissions, showing that only is painting very much alive and well, but all kinds of painting are thriving. Abstract and figurative, technically precise and wonderfully sloppy, funny and deadly serious.

Show runs from 21st – 23rd April, 28th – 30th April

Studio One Gallery,
7-9 Wandsworth Plain
East Putney
London SW18 1ES

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