Saturday, 20 August 2016
As part of our ongoing series of public programmes, join us to hear RUTH CLELAND discuss her new paintings in the solo exhibition "Concrete Abstraction" at Melanie Roger Gallery. This will be at 11am on the final day of her exhibition - Saturday 20 August.
Following on from "Kingdom Come", her previous solo exhibition at the gallery, Cleland continues her fascination with underground parking buildings and her exploration of the very grid structures she utilises in her processes.
Cleland’s meticulous painting technique contrasts with the irregularities she chooses to render. Tightly painted grids in fields of subtle colour contrast with details of reflective, stained and worn surfaces in her studies. Close attention is paid to light reflecting upon a carpark entranceway, its surface made shiny from multitudes of rubber tyres. Elongated painted markings appear cryptic, almost signifying as they stretch along concrete supports within Cleland’s careful compositions.
"Concrete Abstraction" is made up of seven paintings in acrylic on board, single works as well as multiple-panel diptychs and a triptych.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TALK WILL NOT BE RECORDED.
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