Other Objects @ Lion and Lamb

Caterina Lewis, Untitled yellow, 2012, oil on board, 51 x 40 cm (courtesy of the
Caterina Lewis, Untitled yellow, 2012, oil on board, 51 x 40 cm (courtesy of the artist)

Andy Parkinson reviews the exhibition Other Objects at Lion and Lamb Gallery, London, on view through July 13, 2013.

The exhibition features works by Karl Bielik, Alice Cretney, Vincent Hawkins, Caterina Lewis, Wendy McLean, Gwennan Thomas, and David Webb. Parkinson notes that "the works, whilst coming from varied places of logic around abstraction, at some point in their realisation share a notion of object and placing them in proximity to other objects, persons or spaces, new relationships emerge inviting us to look again. For me 'object' and 'relationship' are key words in any consideration of abstract painting, even though they tend to get used in contradictory ways: in abstraction the object (content) gives way to relationship (form), or conversely the relationship (to content) gives way to the autonomous object (form)."