An exhibition of new work by six early career artists: Richard Bryant, Richard Frater, Anya Henis, Schaeffer Lemalu, Patrick Lundberg and Martyn Reynolds. All six graduated from Elam School of Fine Arts in 2005.
Although five went on to establish the collective A Centre For Art, the connections or sympathies drawn-out for this exhibition are found in the particular characteristics of their practices, rather than the happenstance of where and when they studied. They have each gone on to realise work of remarkable subtlety that is both materially and conceptually rigorous. The exhibition’s central concern is with the deceptive modesty of their practices, where apparent simplicity or lightness of touch belies the works’ rigour. These are all artists whose work rewards patience and attention, where its specific qualities are not apprehended quickly. They quietly demand concentration and consideration that, over time, reveals greater rewards. Curated by Peter Shand.
Saturday 12 May, 1pm
Peter Shand, NICAI Deputy Dean and curator of Assume Nothing, talks to some of the artists featured in the exhibition.
Saturday 26 May, 1pm
Elam lecturers James Cousins and Dr Simon Ingram discuss recent developments in painting.
Saturday 9 June, 1pm
A panel discussion on artist run spaces, including Sam Thomas from Snake Pit, Alex Davidson from Window, Henry Babbage from Gloria Knight and Window, and Nick Spratt from RM.