An Expanding Field, GLOAM Gallery, Sheffield
Opening night: June 10th 2022 6-9pm
Open Saturdays 12-4pm (11th, 18th & 25th)
Sunday - Friday by appointment
Open Sat 2nd and Sun 3rd July 12-6pm
Painting today is a boundless practice, only limited by the artist’s imagination. Expanded painting requires you to ‘think outside the box’, or in a lot of cases ‘…off the canvas’. An Expanding Field celebrates 21 international artists who stretch the boundaries of painting, conceptually and physically dismantling the traditions of painting and reconfiguring, reducing and modifying them to become an existence of process and ideas. The show will be unapologetically colourful, playful and immersive.
Artists from Spain, Turkey, Germany, The Netherlands, Australia, USA, UK, Ireland and Panama were invited to exhibit in this group show, providing a cross section of international expanded painting from across five continents. Stu Burke was invited by Deb Covell and Kieran Brimm to host an exhibition of expanded painting on the back of Border Crossing at Pineapple Black, Middlesborough (2021) curated by Kieran Brimm and Yellow Archangel: Perceiving Anomalies at General Practice, Lincoln (2021) curated by Paul Bramley and Allyson Keehan. An Expanding Field continues the rigorous examination of expanded painting initiated by its predecessors.
As Per Usual, GLOAM Gallery, Sheffield,
Private view: 31 January 2020 7pm
In this solo show, Stu Burke navigates the world around him through objects, gestures and space. By using found materials and objects, his practice rigorously explores, through playful enquiry, the limitations of what sculpture can be. Through the application of gravity, tension, suspension and balance, the works created are often gestural or energetic and afford moments in which the viewer becomes an active participant in the work. His process is organic and largely experimental, giving way to chance, and unexpected outcomes. Due to the DIY nature of his practice, the works often posses a temporality and honesty as evident in the marks, rips and scars that the materials show, as well as the potentiality in which they almost do something and nothing simultaneously. Join us at GLOAM Gallery on 31st January for the private view of As Per Usual from 7pm