Anything Goes at Bermondsey Project Space

Anything Goes at Bermondsey Project Space
July 22, 2017 amanda

Orbit, 30x30cm. Oil on canvasAnything Goes?

An exhibition of works by members of Contemporary British Painting
Selected by Anna McNay

25th July – 5th August 2017
Private view: 26th July 6-9pm

Art Bermondsey Project Space
183 – 185 Bermondsey Street
London. SE1 3UW

The exhibition brings together a variety of works to combat the all too pervasive fake transmission of painting reproduction (be it printed or digital) and to put paintings as objects in and of themselves out there to be experienced by the public. The mixture of figurative and abstract (and everything in between), mixed media, mixed scale, texture versus smooth and flat, representational versus whimsically imagined, is a result of the members’ varied outputs and McNay’s own eclectic taste. Is it a case of anything goes? Almost certainly not, but perhaps only time and hindsight will tell. While common themes and methods can of course be noted, those that persist and survive in 30 years’ time might only be guessed at. For now, this is painting as a living example of the real in a time of the unreal.

‘Orbit’ by Amanda Ansell, top right