Quay Arts, The West Gallery, 15 Sea Street, Newport Harbour, Isle of Wight PO30 5BD
An Inaugural Summer Exhibition of Contemporary British Painting, founded in 2013 by Robert Priseman; formed to explore and promote critical context and dialogue in current painting practice through solo and group exhibitions; talks and publications.
Selected Works from the Priseman Seabrook Collection
Francis Bacon | Julian Brown | Simon Burton | Simon Carter | Ben Cove Nathan Eastwood | Tracey Emin | Lucian Freud | Terry Green | Susan Gunn | Susie Hamilton | Alex Hanna | David Hockney | Matthew Krishanu | Stephen Newton | Gideon Pain | Wendy Saunders | Colin Self
New Art Spaces Chorlton, Units 1 & 15, Christie Fields Office Park, Christie Way, Greater Manchester M21 7QY UK
The first public event at Castlefield Gallery's New Art Spaces Chorlton in conjunction with Chorlton Arts Festival. Join us to see new work by contemporary artists, enjoy guided tours and a set by acappella group Vocal Harum.
Meet the artists in their studio project space and find out about New Art Spaces
Mandell’s Gallery are delighted to host an exhibition of paintings by Susan Gunn who won the Sovereign European Painting Prize in 2006. 10 years on we are excited to announce her return to the city, where she studied at Norwich University of the Arts, as part of our 50 year anniversary exhibition programme.
In October 2015 I was awarded a project space through Castlefield Gallery Associates scheme. After working on the Terra Memoria commission for the Enterprise Centre at the University of East Anglia for over a year this space will give me the opportunity to test out new ideas and processes with a view to developing my practice.
In 2014 Susan was commissioned to make a painting installation for the UK's newest low carbon commercial building - The Enterprise Centre, set as the new gateway to The University of East Anglia. It was commissioned by John French, Project Director for the Enterprise Centre with a view to celebrating art in public spaces.
Crucem 2015 commissioned by Brentwood Cathedral in conjunction with Contemporary British Painting for the Stations of the Cross Exhibition 2015. The 15 works in the exhibition have been acquired by the Komechak Museum, Chicago for their collection. A publication accompanied the exhibition edited and curated by Simon Carter.
Susan Gunn received international recognition when she was awarded the Sovereign European Painting Prize 2006. For her Norwich Castle solo exhibition she has created a contemplative atmosphere in the heart of the City, with work which nevertheless dazzles the eye with colour. Her beautiful, highly sought after, abstract paintings combine spiritual weight with surface incident.
The first thing that strikes you about Susan Gunn's abstract paintings is their physicality. Most are larger and heavier than their spectator. This monumentality provokes the awe and respect associated with large steel sculptures. Mostly monochrome, they appear dense at first, a single ground, until you get closer and textures start to play with light and multiply before you.