On behalf of the Golden Thread Gallery, I would like to cordially invite you, to join with us as ‘we plough the fields and scatter’ a seed-of zero, on Saturday 9th December 2006.
Through the exhibition we offer an opportunity to explore aspects of current Northern Irish painting.
Charles Walsh’s paintings explore subtle variations of monochromatic colour. With their dark absorbing surfaces and elusive colours they offer a fluid and timeless experience framed within a ‘grid’.
Gary Shaw corrupts a formalist interpretation of abstraction, through a conceptual utilisation of external visual languages, to create new narrative forms within a formalist ‘grid’.
Mark McGreevy’s paintings question the utopian impulse through the use of personal and found images, to create a fractured and multi-layered lattice of order and confusion.
If art imitates life, then Benji de Burca seeks to construct a new language where art might imitate itself, creating works that hint at a dystopia through the manipulation of representation.
Dougal McKenize employs history and narrative as central concerns in his paintings. Whilst attempting to open up a dialogue between picture and content, they activate a space where alternative readings of history can take place.
Man-in-seed, in seed-at-zero,
From the foreign fields of space…