Aberrant Stripe Painting
15 July - 17 August 2013

"These clean, seemingly musically alert compositions are, I claim, aberrant. Aberrant at least with regard to 'Stripe Painting', an obscure genre of abstract painting that examined the retinal activity generated by precisely aligned vertical stripes of coloured paint across the surface of a canvas. For me, stripes become lines, grabbed up in bundles to be rearranged as 'compositions', or at least clusters of marks that have a precise physicality. Colour has been washed away leaving tone triumphant. A rhythmic placement of elements against the inferred presence of others is key to these works. It is a celebration of the intrusion of anarchy - a dual reality that has been orchestrated into a single composition." - Tony Twigg

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