‘32 PAINTINGS’ – Brighton Phoenix
When: 9 February – 24 March 2013, Open Wednesday – Sunday 11 am – 5 pm
Where: Phoenix Brighton
This exhibition celebrates the painting medium, presenting a diverse mix of artists with a plurality of themes and approaches. It will provoke questions surrounding contemporary painting practice – What are the current trends in painting? How does contemporary painting challenge traditional notions of beauty and expression? What continues to compel so many people to pick up the brush?
Work in the show will span genres from figurative to abstract, photorealist to gestural, and from staged compositions to ephemeral performances. Some artists combine several approaches within a single canvas, and all display a virtuosity with the medium.
Curated by painters Patrick O’Donnell and Nicholas Pace, the exhibition offers visitors a rare opportunity to view an ambitious painting show in Brighton and a chance to decide for themselves on the relevance of painting within contemporary art practice.