Blots, Stains & Smears

Mark Joyce, The Hunt for the Z Particle III, 2011, acrylic on glue gesso, 25 x 2
Mark Joyce, The Hunt for the Z Particle III, 2011, acrylic on glue gesso, 25 x 20 cm (photo: Paul Behnke, courtesy Transition Gallery)

Paul Behnke photoblogs a visit to the recent exhibition Blots, Stains and Smears at Transition Gallery.  The show, curated by Phillip Allen, featured paintings by Mark Joyce, Iain Nicholls, and William Gharraie.

The gallery notes that this is the third in an "ongoing series of shows examining aspects of contemporary painting, all of which are selected and curated by painters." These artists "remain vigilant in their individual investigations revealing fresh and often witty approaches that, brought together, examine the heavy syntax of abstraction."