Borderline (beyond a rational aesthetic): C&C Gallery

 BORDERLINE (beyond a rational aesthetic): curated by Laurence Noga

C&C Gallery, London,  SE23 3HF
Private View: Friday 20 February 6-9pm – 21 February – 22 March 2015

Jake Clark, Katrina Blannin, Tim Renshaw,  John Crossley, David J Batchelor,  Sophia Starling,  Laurence Noga, Alexis Harding,  Paul Verheul.

The artists in this show explore borderlines through a geometry of boundaries. They ask questions about their comfort zones and question the in between through an expanded notion of painting. That expanded notion often takes an intuitive or anti intuitive position between two conditions, which impacts on the density of surface facture, and allows judgement in breaking of a system.

There is a deliberate provocation through flatness uneasily composing itself with what it sits upon, or a mechanistic strategy that is hard won, testing viscosity and matter through protracted physical engagement.

The atmosphere and specificity of colour, realign the reading of the works, asking questions of the site as a model for the in between, shifting the idea into material form, asking transformative questions of space and place.

 Harding ,Starling, and Verheul approach their work in a very physical manner testing the behavior of the paint, manipulating a fusion of the material world with the plastic, emphasising visual hierarchies and allowing the possibility of a physical extension of the works structure.

Blannin, Renshaw and Noga test the relationship between the geometry of architectural spaces and the subjective experience of these structures. Applying a carefully modulated approach, they employ an urbanised geometry, like a cartographical assemblage of signs that gradually shift towards a more systematic internal logic or unexpected disturbance.

Phenomenological and structural Implications are combined with elements of secrecy and code in the work of Clarke, Batchelor, and Crossley. Pushing the element of deciphering further through the density of colour relationships, allowing a metaphysical interpretation, allowing a slippage between the image and the space.