Paul Merrick

Group Show featuring: Helen Baker, Phyllida Barlow, Virginia Bodman, Sarah Bowker-Jones, Sean Edwards, Alexis Harding, Gabriel Hartley, Natalie Gale, Paul Merrick, Rudolf Polanszky and Sarah Kate Wilson

Private View: Friday 20th April 2012, 6pm – 9pm
Exhibition continues 21st April – 26th May, 12pm – 6pm,  Monday – Saturday

NewBridge Space, 18 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AW

“If destiny will grant me enough time I shall discover an international language which will endure forever and which will continue to enrich itself… its name will be Malerei painting.” 

Hans K. Roethel and Jean K. Benjamin,  Kandinsky (Oxford: Phaidon Press, 1979), p13.

Malerei: Painting As Object investigates painting as a process, its guises and paint as a substance. Each artist shares a love of material and the qualities of their ‘thing-ness’, whether it’s colour, oozing oil paint, balloons, cellophane or jesmonite. The artists however do not remain slavish to the visceral but also embody and appropriate particular areas of Paintings’ history in their multidisciplinary practices. Artists will reveal a painterly investigation of the Modernist concern ‘objecthood’, Postmodern eclecticism and the Post-production – trend of continuous re-working.

Curated by Sarah Bowker-Jones, Natalie Gale and Sarah Kate Wilson