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Feel the power of paint at Lloyd Gill Gallery
3:06pm Thursday 7th March 2013 in What's On
AN Exhibition opening at the Lloyd Gill Gallery in Weston today (Thursday) will explore the power of paint.
‘The Materiality of Painting’ showcases work from nine carefully selected artists which encourage the viewer to see paint itself as an object – even seeking to prove that it is a sort of character which can interact with its environment, changing and improvising even after it has been placed on the canvas.
The way that light can force paint to recast its original properties – by making it darker of lighter – is also investigated.
Alison Johnson depicts light bouncing off waterdrops as dark, broody tones battle with flashes of light.
In her work colours sink below a piercing white surface as oceans and landscapes drift in and out of a sweeping hazy mist.
Some artists apply paint very heavily, using a technique known as impasto. Here paint is laid on very thickly.
Usually the brush or painting-knife strokes are visible and the artist can mix paint right on the canvas.
When dry, impasto provides such texture that the paint appears to be coming out of the canvas.
Other artists have tested the paint’s limits at the opposite end of the spectrum, thinning it out and letting it trace its own course.
The exhibition runs until March 29 at the gallery in Beaconsfield Road.
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