FRANK BOWLING: Survey Show
MARK FOULDS: Recent Paintings
7th September – 7th October 2004
Survey Show (Main Gallery)
This will be the first major retrospective of this increasingly respected and recognised artist.
By reputation, Bowling is one of the most cunning manipulators of paint; that is, paint as material substance, the equivalent of sound to a musical composer. The paint is mixed in with resin or applied straight from the tube, or diluted with water. It is rubbed in, smudged, smeared, dripped, dragged, dribbled, poured and even sprayed on using a technique that is difficult to make out. Microscopic dots, splashes and drips of paint are woven together into a compelling visual narrative.
Frank Bowling is currently in “Art and the 60’s – this was tomorrow” at Tate Britain. In October he will also be having a major retrospective at Phillips Art Museum, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA entitled “Frank Bowling Four Decades in Colour”. Also during October he has a solo show of recent work at the Heidi Cho Gallery, W23rd and 10th, New York and in Philadelphia at the Sande Webster Gallery.
Mark Foulds: Recent Paintings (Lower Gallery)
Mark Foulds was born in 1963. He studied at Jacob Kramer College Leeds and Maidstone College of Art 1981-82, Nottingham Trent University 1982-85 and Chelsea School of Art 1987-88. His first exhibitions were at Dean Clough, Halifax, in 1986 and '87. Between 1990 and 1993 he lived in Paris and Germany, since when he has worked and exhibited in London.
"I seem to have a fixation with the colour of paint, preferring gloss at the moment – its splash, elasticity and pourability. On a smooth surface, placed horizontally, I put down colours and take them out – countless times."
Exhibitor at the 22nd John Moores Competition 2002
Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 6pm