Andy Parkinson blogs about the exhibition About Painting at Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, curated by Lisa Denyer, on view through June 29, 2014. The show features works by Claudia Böse, Louisa Chambers, Lisa Denyer, Terry Greene, Matthew Macaulay, David Manley, Andy Parkinson, and Anne Parkinson.
The gallery press release notes the "work ranges from the highly structured and pre-planned to more spontaneous painterly language... The process of painting is reliant upon the discovery of new possibilities. It involves being responsive, exploring the properties of the medium to its full potential and allowing investigation into the multi-faceted characteristics of paint. About Painting invites the viewer to consider the decision making process involved in a painting, as a series of significant events that align one way or another to form the compositional whole."