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Scott McCracken in conversation with Adam Hennessey

Join us Saturday afternoon for a conversation between artists Scott McCracken and Adam Hennessey

Scott McCracken is a painter living and working in London.  He studied at Edinburgh College of Art from 2005 to 2011 where he received his BA and MFA in Painting.  He was a participant on the Turps Studio Programme in London from 2015 to 2017.  His work has been exhibited throughout the UK including solo exhibitions at Darbyshire Ltd, London and Bargain Spot Project Space, Edinburgh. Previous group shows include Standard Projects, Wisconsin, USA; Art Bermondsey Project Space, London; Universität der Künste Berlin, Berlin; ArtWall, Athens; Blankspace, Manchester.  In 2017 he was awarded the Darbyshire Prize for Emerging Art.

Adam Hennessey finished a one year course at Turps Banana Painting programme in 2015 and won the Darbyshire prize for emerging Art. He has been selected for the Creekside Open, Oriel Davies Open, ING Discerning Eye and most recently Beep Painting Biennial in Swansea. He is represented by New Art Projects and has had a painting added to the Groucho collection. 

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Sidesplit - Scott McCracken
to Sep 8

Sidesplit - Scott McCracken

Scott McCracken's paintings are an index of geometric shapes and forms invented through a process of accumulation, recycling and reconfiguration.  A recurring form adopts a different identity from one painting to the next, affording each work its own singular logic and personality, both in terms of organisation of pictorial space and application of paint.  By using the same format and size of support, a seriality is created within the work. An individual painting is concurrently autonomous and dependent on the wider community of paintings it belongs to.  Although rooted in the language of abstraction, an animated quality extends throughout the work.

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And       I Paused
to Aug 24

And I Paused

Caught somewhere between states, between lines of text and solid line of ink, these images are neither decorative art nor prose. I am instead creating a physical pause within the process of a photocopy by moving the image with the laser. Very broadly, as a neurodiverse thinker who likes to experiment with generating patterns for print these copies/collages seek to destroy the system of the dictionary. The dictionary is a familiar representation of words, language and communication. Some neurodiverse thinkers have trouble grasping these components and so create their own alternative versions in order to communicate effectively. The flexibility of language is being celebrated here, alongside a critique of the complex rules that govern even the smallest of interactions. 

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