Gary Wragg: Positive Provisional

Gary Wragg, Moissac 1, 2004-5, 81 x 82 inches, oil on canvas
Gary Wragg, Moissac 1, 2004-5, 81 x 82 inches, oil on canvas

Samuel Cornish considers the work of painter Gary Wragg in relation to provisional painting.

Cornish writes "Wragg is also an artist who avoids heroic, definitive or authoritative statements, who posits a vision of art which is as circular, or perhaps labyrinthine, as it is progressive. In all these senses he is provisional, almost with a capital P. Where Wragg differs – or at least the most crucial of the many ways in which he differs – from those artists gathered under Rubinstein's rubric is in his evident and overriding belief in art, and in abstract art, as a place of meaningful and compelling visual experience."