Pareidolia | Pluspace
Louisa Chambers ‘Balance I’
21st August – 14th September
50 Bishop St, Coventry CV1 1HW, UK
Phoebe Mitchell / Comfort 2013, Oil on board, 17x14cm
It’s very rewarding to be a part of these shows…this one created by the energetic and very able Matthew Macaulay…that are carefully created to bring together work that shares a certain personal ‘vision’. The result is that you can find yourself showing alongside artists of tremendous variety – certainly as regards age, gender and backgrounds – but with some characteristics that you recognise in your own work. Given that I’ve been working for many years it occasionally surprises me that artists that I’m old enough to be the grandfather of (just I should add…) share some interests in painting that I do! Whether that says something about me or them I’m not sure – but I hope it says something about the rude good health of the ‘tradition’ of non-objective painting despite the climate in the subsidised visual arts community in the UK. That it takes enterprising and self effacing talents like Matthew to do these things without evident financial reward is sobering but heartening. It shows that the things one cares passionately in are in good hands in the generation coming through right now. If you can take a trip over to Pluspace – it sits just around the corner from the Bishop Street car park in the centre of Coventry.