Christopher McSherry Dominic Beattie EC John Bunker Stephen Buckley
To understand abstract art as a sense of unreality is a tricky task to undertake and is an objective that has been explored by four artists for the exhibition ‘As Wide As A Door Is Open: Material Images’. This subject has been handled with different approaches to producing space and structure as tangible objects, realized through process and action. With emphasis on mixed media and fragmented compositions, some works have been constructed through collage and paint whereas others have been formed through cast plaster.
The difference in approach between the artists – from energetic exertion to considered fluidity – suspended together in one space creates an interesting dynamic where the exhibition is experienced. The material qualities of the work, through the use of mixed media and three-dimensional elements, make it very tactile and are to be understood more instinctively. For this reason there are no notes next to the work, which is quite interesting.
Through abstraction and arrangement the different pieces have come together to present space and surface where people can experience this exhibition as a new reality. I would recommend this exhibition for anyone who likes abstract art and conceptual ideas, and if you would like to visit the show is open from the 6th September 2014 to the 11th October 2014 at the Fold Gallery in Clerkenwell:
FOLD Gallery London
15 Clerkenwell Close
London, EC1R 0AA