Blots, Stains and Smears @ Transition Gallery

Iain Nicholls, Dropping, 2011, oil and acrylic on board, 37 x 32 cm.

While in London in December I was lucky enough to catch the abstract(ed) painting exhibit, Blots, Stains and Smears @ Transition Gallery in Hackney. The exhibition included work by Iain Nicholls, Mark Joyce and William Gharraie and was curated by Philip Allen.

Iain Nicholls, Falling Down, 2011, oil on board, 39 x 46 cm.

Iain Nicholls,Falls, 2011, oil and acrylic on board,  55 x 45 cm.

Iain Nicholls, Reverse Shiaparelli, 2011, oil and acrylic on board, 37 x 39 cm.

William Gharraie, Baby Night Light, oil on board, 52 x 44 cm. 

William Gharraie, Amnesia, oil on board, 51 x 62 cm.


William Gharraie, Untitled, oil on board, 124 x 92 cm.

Mark Joyce, The Hunt for the Z Particle, 2011, acrylic on glue gesso, 25 x 20 cm.

Mark Joyce, Arcturus 2, 2011, acrylic on glue gesso, 25 x 20 cm.

Mark Joyce, Bending Light II, 2011, acrylic on glue gesso, 25 x 20 cm.

Mark Joyce, Arcturus 1, 2011, acrylic on glue gesso, 25 x 20 cm.

Mark Joyce, Bending Light I, 2011, acrylic on glue gesso, 25 x 20 cm.

Mark Joyce, The Hunt for the Z Particle III, 2011, acrylic on glue gesso, 25 x 20 cm.

Mark Joyce, The Hunt for the Z Particle I, 2011, acrylic on glue gesso, 25 x 20 cm.

Mark Joyce

This image and below: Installation views, Blots, Stains and Smears.






From the press release:

Blots, Stains and Smears, organised by Phillip Allen, is the third in an on-going series of exhibitions that focus on particular aspects of contemporary painting.
Reflecting Allen's taste for highly articulate painting, the selected artists, Mark Joyce, Iain Nicholls and William Gharraie all employ, in varying degrees, the transformative potential of paint. These painter's painters remain vigilant in their individual investigations revealing fresh and often witty approaches that, brought together, examine the heavy syntax of abstraction.



Blots, Stains and Smears
December 3 - 23, 2011

Curated by Phillip Allen

Unit 25a Regent Studios
8 Andrews Road
London E8 4QN







Comments

lucy Mink said…
wow wow love some of these, catching up on your blog here Paul, great paint all around!