Exhibition: Mixing It Up: Painting Today

This exhibition CLOSED on Sun, 12th Dec 2021

This exhibition has finished.

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Cost: £12

This exhibition brings together 31 contemporary painters whose work freely
draws on varied image sources, techniques and traditions in order to fashion fresh and compelling works of art that speak to this moment.

The exhibition is also the first survey of contemporary painting in the Hayward Gallery’s history in which the majority of the artists are women.

Whilst this multi-generational group of artists doesn’t constitute a new movement or stylistic tendency, they share a significant interest in mining their medium’s exceptional multiplicity, and exploiting its potential as a format in which things can be mixed up as in no other. They frequently create works that sit in between existing categories and genres, and that fashion unexpected associations between the past and the present.

Rather than aiming to craft iconic images, they treat the canvas as a site of assemblage where references converge from diverse sources, including advertising, vernacular and documentary photography, viral memes, fashion, medical manuals and cinema, as well as art history.

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue with original texts by Jeremy Atherton Lin, Martha Barratt, Ben Eastham, Emily LaBarge, Rosanna Mclaughlin, Rianna Jade Parker
and Ralph Rugoff

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