Andy Parkinson reviews the exhibition Chance and Order, recently on view at Eagle Gallery, London. The show featured works by Andrew Bick, Katrina Blannin, Natalie Dower, Kenneth Martin, Mary Martin, and Jeffrey Steele.
Parkinson writes: "The show brings works from the 1960s and 1970s by the British Constructionist and Systems Group together with more recent works by artists who currently draw upon this tradition. It is a mystery to me that this incredibly rich field in British art has been somewhat overlooked, when the paintings, drawings reliefs etc. of Kenneth and Mary Martin, Jeffrey Steele, and many others in this grouping are among the finest produced anywhere in the world. That they are being appreciated now by more than a generation of younger artists [Blannin, Dower, and Bick] seems absolutely appropriate."