Julie Umerle's paintings exist at the meeting point of decision and accident, as indeed do our lives. Colours are chosen to oppose and confound while the exact materiality - the weight of the paint - interferes, patterning its own trajectory. The chromatic disharmony in paint and the friction between these rivulets of colour summons up a quite different reality, matching the glimpses of infinity behind the slashes in Fontana's monochromes; as the action of gravity, magnetising the flows of paint, closes or widens the gap between these streams of time and the space that opens whenever they part or fail to meet. Michael Keenan, studio1.1, London.
|Activities||Private commissions, Exhibitions programme, Studio practice|
|Artforms / type of project||Mixed Media, Painting|
|Tags||painting, abstract, process, material, chance, minimal, commissions, contemporary, Artist, 2D work|
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Arts Council England Award
2015: Arts Council England Award.
02/04/2015 – 26/04/2015
A fundraising group show to support the gallery, all artists work will be available at just £200 per piece.
14/01/2015 – 18/04/2015
Swindon Museum and Art Gallery
'Present Tense' showcases contemporary painting and photography from Swindon Museum and Art Gallery's collection. Includes artists such as Lisa Milroy, Magnus Quaife and Steven Pippin.