Paint north

Palin, Tom (2018) Paint north. [Show/Exhibition]

Abstract

This exhibition formed part of a series of events in Leeds to promote discussion and interest in painting in the city. This is a collaborative venture between Contemporary British Painting, Paint Club, Leeds and the University of Leeds. The curators, Dr Eirini Boukla and Dr Judith Tucker, in collaboration with the University of Leeds School of Design, brought together twenty-seven UK painters exhibiting together in Leeds for the first time. Exhibiting artists: David Ainley, Richard Baker, Eirini Boukla, Day Bowman, Simon Carter, Howard Eaglestone, Catherine Ferguson, Richard Gee, Susan Gunn, Marguerite Horner, Barbara Howey, Martyn Hill, Linda Ingham, Matthew Krishanu, Kevin Laycock, Paula MacArthur, Jo McGonigal, Tom Palin, Mandy Payne, Narbi Price, Chris Smith, Adam Stone, Sarah Taylor, Andrea Thoma, Judith Tucker, April Virgoe, Sean Williams. The exhibition demonstrates the vitality, ambition and possibilities of contemporary painting. Eighteen of the exhibiting artists delivered Pecha Kutcha presentations on their work, concepts and influences in a fast-paced evening in the gallery space. Subjects addressed included: the importance of narrative, the body, aesthetics, materialist and conceptual approaches to making, appropriation, process, gesture, architecture, memory, abstraction, liminality, and modes of socio-political engagement.

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