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Finbar Ward | Make Be More Than One Start

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Finbar Ward | Make Be More Than One Start

Time: May 24, 2014 at 12pm to June 28, 2014 at 6pm
Location: FOLD Gallery | London, 15 Clerkenwell Close, London
Website or Map: http://www.foldgallery.com/co…
Phone: 020 2753 3039
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: FOLD
Latest Activity: Apr 18, 2014

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‘There is something death like about a painting finished’  Philip Guston

In his first solo show in London, Finbar Ward presents us with constructions that are born primarily out of the language of painting; the idea that a picture is found or ‘caught out’ during a deferral of closure is what determines the work’s identity.

The work is built up out of the stuff or matter in the artist’s periphery, brought to the fore and exposed in the gallery. Stretchers and stray timbers are stacked, packed and compressed in forms and motifs that allude to the tradition of minimalism, albeit a flat pack incarnation.

Elevated and momentarily preserved in a state of pretend completion, the debris of production is rendered through processes of reassembly and transformation in an endeavor to dramatize, and ultimately, test the potential of painting; the linen surface as likely to find itself hidden away or discarded, as it is to be found mounted on its support.

Anxieties regarding the validity and status of painting have become a driving force in defining the motive behind Ward’s venture, where he endeavors to keep us looking and subvert this ‘death like’ state of the ‘finished’ painting.

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