Being ourself working on a Painting vs Photography exhibitions (Ponyhof team is back to work after a long maternity leave break!), we got quite caught by the title of Standpoint gallery’s latest exhibition in London: PAINTING-VERSUS-OBJECT running until 8 december. Exploring the added-value of contemporary painting nowadays, we are quite interested in the interaction between painting and the 3D.
The starting point of this exhibition is the same one anyone dealing with contemporary painting would start with. Painting is seen as derelict, “dangerous, anachronistic, overemotional, disengaged with current practice in current academic driven circles.” This is why we often observe a shift to installation, performance or digital media in painting students’ curricula. This being said, any visits to exhibitions, galleries or museum contest this fact and proves that painting is still a valid contemporary practice.
PAINTING-VERSUS-OBJECT looks into the “territory negotiated between painting, painters, objects and the wold they inhabit, from contrasting perspective.” While some artists presented are engaged with collaged paintings (John Holland, Katja Pudor), other are creating painterly constructions (Clare Mitten, Sean Edwards, Mia Taylor) or painted structure (Andy Wicks).
Sadly, we cannot be right now in London and can only rely on the pictures but would encourage you to go if you can and give us your impression, whether it is as good in real as it promises! It finishes on Saturday 8 December though.
45 Coronet St, Hoxton, London N1 6HD
Open Wednesday-Saturday 12-6pm
Until 8 December