Abstract Painting Now: Symposium

4 Feb 2019

Abstract Painting Now: Symposium

Abstract Painting Now: The relevance and status of non-figurative painting in contemporary art

Monday 4 February 2019, 10am-4.30pm 

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Presented by the University of Gloucestershire, the focus of this symposium will be on the current status of non-figurative painting, within contemporary art practice, considered against the background of the history delineated by the exhibition Albert Irvin and Abstract Expressionism. That is, from the high-water mark of American painting in the 1940s and 50s and its seminal influence on a generation of British artists, non-figurative painting has often been sustained against the grain of artworld fashion. Nevertheless, it continues to thrive.

Symposium Programme
Michael Tooby: Inextinguishable: contexts for the work of Albert Irvin (Keynote address)
Brendan Fletcher: Abstraction and Semiosis in the Paintings of Albert Irvin
Matthew Macaulay: Abstract Painters in Higher Education 1970-2000
Katrina Blannin: Patches: a dialogue between the concrete and the gesture in painting
Nadja Plein: The Intentional Brushstroke
Tom Palin: Pictures, Truths and Methods: From Function to Form in Abstract Painting
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