PAINTING NOT PAINTING
This exhibition foregrounds a major St Ives artist - Terry Frost - in the context of a group of younger artists; Jim Lambie, Victoria Morton, Julie Roberts and Richard Slee, who are unknown in St Ives.
Works by Terry Frost from the 1950s and 1960s and new work are on show.
Jim Lambie makes intriguing objects and installations which draw on the process of painting for their construction. Victoria Morton's paintings hover between figuration and abstraction and are rich in surface texture and colour. Julie Roberts has created a wall work for the gallery, and Richard Slee is showing recent and new ceramics.
To abstract means to remove, and in the art sense it means that artist has removed or withheld references to an object, landscape or figure to produce a simplified or schematic work. This method of creating art has led to many critical theories; some theorists considered this the purest form of art: art for art’s sake. Unconcerned as it is with materiality, abstraction is often considered as representing the spiritual.
Clay based products produced from non-metallic material and fired at high temperature. The term covers all objects made of fired clay, including earthenware, porcelain, stoneware and terra cotta.
Work of art made with paint on a surface. Often the surface, also called a support, is a tightly stretched piece of canvas, paper or a wooden panel. Painting involves a wide range of techniques and materials, along with the artist's intellectual concerns effecting the content of a work.
UK, St Ives, Tate St Ives
- 04 February 2003 − 11 July 2003