Christopher Bucklow - 'Talking About Painting'
Sat 23rd March to Sat 20th April 2013
"Talking about Painting"
an exhibition in the Black Swan Art Gallery by
23rd March - 20th April 2013
"visionary explorations into the landscape of the mind"
Painting is already a language of sorts and to talk about it in ordinary words courts the difficulties any effort at translation between languages encounters. For the artist Chris Bucklow these difficulties apply just the same. This show packs in a few of his very large, multi-part paintings along with several video projections of him talking about them. His struggle to explain the dramatic themes which his painting process appears to be revealing, is an act of courage in the present critical environment, and his philosophical and psychological investigations are a distinguishing feature of his practice. The purpose of the show is to put some of his paintings into the intellectual flux from which they somehow arise. Bucklow gives as good an account of this as anybody on the planet, so come to listen as well as look.
Christopher Bucklow already has an international reputation, with works in many prestigious collections, as an artist/photographer. His series of large photo-images have been seen all round the world. In "Talking about Painting" he makes references to this work and the connection between them and the paintings. During the show of paintings in Frome he has a show of the photo-images images in New York.
The show in Frome is curated by Clive Walley, one of the Black Swan's new programming group. He has made the videos of Chris. The group's success in bringing a new feel to the programming of the gallery space has been noted by the art crowd of Frome. Perhaps the Chris Bucklow show will bring a new group of people to the gallery who are interested in hearing something about what makes contemporary art tick.
Excerpt from Chris Bucklow's recent exhibitions;
2010 Christopher Bucklow, Danziger Projects, New York
2010 Anima, Riflemaker, London
2009 Christopher Bucklow, Emon/Mssohkan, Tokyo
2008 Tetrarchs, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta
2007 Christopher Bucklow, Mssohkan, Kobe. Japan
2006 Seven Beginnings to Guest, Artereal, Sydney
Events linked to this Exhibition
Chris Bucklow will be in conversation with playwright Steve Hennessy, another wave of exploration during this invigorating exhibition.
This is a free, no ticket needed. Please be prompt.Wednesday 26 March, 2013, at 7:30pm in the Gallery