A Talk by the artist Rebecca Meanly
Wednesday 19th June 6.30pm
Dissembling #2 – 2012 Hybrid Painting – 2013
A strange place in one’s practice – an odd in-between place – a transition – an impossible to ignore experience – the impact on one’s practice
Working from one’s own experience – is this self-indulgence or self-analysis, reality or authentic life experience?
Painting as a place which absorbs all of these domains, forms hybrids, finds a voice
From a place slightly dumbfounded by the inability to articulate an experience too great – to seek to manifest such experience in painting – through painting
To try to describe, to try to solve
Work becomes a vehicle with which to communicate or attempt to – Isn’t that what it’s supposed to do?
Not abstraction versus representation BUT how can the two polar opposites fold into one another to form another kind of entity?
And how can the artist navigate this space – to seek to find – to interpret, to fathom, to understand, to try to solve
A very honest consideration of how a life-threatening experience can affect ones’ practice
Rebecca Meanley will discuss the impact serious illness has had on her practice, with a close analytical look at the last year in painting