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Painted Surface: An Exhibition of Contemporary Painting

Painted Surface: An Exhibition of Contemporary Painting

1st - 15th of August 2015

Opening night: 31st of July  6-9PM

Andy Jackson / Anne Wölk / Anthony Cooke / Clare Bonnet / Edwin Aitken / Eleanor Letham / Fatma Ummanel / Ilona Sunderland / Joanna Salska / Joshua Browitt / Julian Rowe / Kelly Sweeney / Kimvi Nguyen / Linda Hemmersbach / Luke Skiffington / Mark Parkinson / Rebecca Lowe / Ros Paton / Rosa Roberts / Sophie Mutch / Susan Banks / Tess Williams / Tony Moss / Valerie Zwart

This  August, Surface Gallery is pleased to present Painted Surface, an exhibition that asks, what is painting today?

 Painted Surface will showcase a selection of contemporary painters from across the world, from Australia to the USA, featuring works that expand the definition of painting.  A variety of approaches, from experimenting with the medium of paint and canvas to pushing paintings in and out of the frame, offer an unusual perspective on what constitutes contemporary painting in a world of prominent and diversified visual culture.

 Chosen from more than a hundred submissions, the selected work explores and subverts the traditions of painting. Painted Surface will feature the monumental portraits of Fatma Ummanel, an illuminated landscape triptych by Julian Rowe, and a huge experiential seascape by Anthony Cooke. The exhibition will challenge the viewer's preconceived ideas of painting

 The opening night will feature a performance, Black Square, by one of the selected artists -Kimvi Nguyen. Kimvi was recently awarded Artist in Residence on Kronstadt (Kotlin Island) by the The Ministry of Culture Of The Russian Federation - National Centre For Contemporary Arts.

 A solo exhibition will be awarded to one of the artists in Painted Surface by the artist and curator Diana Ali.

 Painted Surface will launch in conjunction with Summer Cinema – a two-day event featuring artist films and videos in Surface Gallery's upstairs project space.


Opening night: 18:00 to 21:00, Friday 31st of July

Tuesday to Friday: 12.00pm to 6.00pm

Saturday: 11.00am to 5.00pm

16 Southwell Road, Nottingham, NG1 1DL


Free Entry: All Are Welcome

Contact Details:

For more information, high resolution images, or interview opportunities, please contact:

Kasia Kotlarska and Chris Boote

Tel: 0115 9470793


 Twitter: @surfacegallery


Earlier Event: July 31
Summer Cinema