An exhibition of Paintings from the Royal College of Art MA Painting course curated by Tom Hume (OR) opens on Friday night (13th January) in the New Court Gallery, 7.00 - 9.00 pm.
The Crossing of the Visible is an exhibition of work by six current Royal College of Art Ma Painting students. Drawing its title from a book by the French philosopher Jean-Luc Marion, the show will present a selection of paintings in which simple marks and motifs have been repetitively layered onto a variety of supports, from canvas to aluminium.
The ‘visible’ is effectively crossed as the viewer observes intricate details within the painted surfaces. These small disruptions, for example evidence of underpainting or rubbing out, suggest that the artists present have discovered their compositions in an intriguingly roundabout manner. Painting in this context could be viewed as the repository for an often incoherent set of ideas that ultimately gain validation through their ability to surpass what is immediately visible.
Everyone is welcome to this free exhibition and we look forward to seeing you.