Margins of the Lane artist statement

McDade, Steven (2012) Margins of the Lane artist statement. [Show/Exhibition]

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My paintings are part of a continuing series of speculative approaches to landscape. I was interested in trying to fathom a way of responding to painting landscape in the face of what seemed to me an impossibility. The historical precedents and the long established genre of landscape painting presents an enormous challenge. The traditions of academic painting, of realism, of expressionism, of vanguard-ism and of abstraction have already ‘mapped the territory’ and to a very large extent bordered off all the available modalities of what painted landscapes can be. ‘Landscape’ is already captured ground. Nevertheless, this ‘impossibility’ was itself a proposition and an incitement to walk again down this particular lane!

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Additional Information: The exhibition formed the second in a series of research using The Otter Trust archive of British Modernism
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR > N4390 Exhibitions
N Fine Arts > ND Painting
Divisions: Departments > Fine Art
Media of Output: Paintings and text
Event Title: The Margins of the Lane
Event Location: The Otter Gallery University of Chichester
Event Dates: October to December 2012
Depositing User: Steve McDade
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2017 09:42
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2017 13:35

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