Real Painting at Castlefield Gallery, which opens to the public on Friday 12 June, has been curated by Deb Covell and Jo McGonigal. The exhibition promises to consider what painting ‘does’ rather that what painting means. The exhibition features new and existing work from artists who work nationally and internationally and includes pieces from Turner Prize nominee Angela de la Cruz (2010) and John Moores Painting Prize winner’s Simon Callery (1992) and Alexis Harding (2004).
Each artist shares a purposeful interest in the material components of painting and its ability to assume its own presence, rather than being symbolic of something else. Slipping between painting and object, the visual and physical, the work in the exhibition highlights the expressive capacity of the materials and processes specific to painting to be sites of investigation in their own right.
Exhibiting artists: Simon Callery, Adriano Costa, Deb Covell, Angela de la Cruz, Lydia Gifford, David Goerk, Alexis Harding, Jo McGonigal, DJ Simpson, Finbar Ward.
12 June – 2 August 2015
2 Hewitt Street
Manchester, M15 4GB
1. Angela de la Cruz Mini Nothing 9 (Pink) 2010 © Angela de la Cruz Courtesy Lisson Gallery Photo Ken Adlard
2. Jo McGonigal Yellow Yellow 2015
3. Lydia Gifford Porous 2014