Friday 13th July 2012 there was an opportunity for the artists, of which I was one, to talk about their work with others in the Arts world.
Opening of Citizen 3 at TactileBOSCH Cardiff.
This is the first show I have been specifically selected for so it was an intriguing experience, but not without it’s bumps.
The experience has also taught me how I would want to curate and light my work in the future as it is not appropriate for my gloss work.
'In the 21st century, as in the last, painting continues its dramatic and unceasing evolution – this age old medium continues to fascinate artists and remains as vibrant and relevant today as ever. Unlike the last century we can no longer clearly identify schools or trends but what we have instead is much more interesting and complex – a dizzying multiplicity of aesthetic modes, conceptual approaches, subjects, styles and perspectives coexisting, sometimes on a single canvas. The new school is no school. Or all schools.
CITIZEN is the 2012 installment of tactileBOSCH Gallery’s annual painting, printing and drawing show - this year devoted exclusively to painting. The exhibition will consist of new work by both Wales / UK based and international artists and will be a testament to the continued exuberance and interrogation of the medium today.
CITIZEN is a stage for both emerging and established artists working in the medium of painting [in the broadest sense]. Embracing artists who work with paint in interdisciplinary, three-dimensional and performance work that demonstrates quality and a commitment to painting, work which embodies an innovative and imaginative approach to the medium.
NB: The exhibition will be opened by the painter Sue Williams + a prize will be awarded for work deemed to be outstanding in these respects.'