Nuala Gregory: Exploded View

4 June – 17 July 2010

The work for this exhibition was produced using liquid-wash printmaking processes (both stone and plate lithography) combined with elements of collage. It was conceived in the form of an installation. Nevertheless, this was an exhibition of paintings about painting: about its histories, particularities and possibilities.

The title Exploded View refers to the way in which painting is exploded or deconstructed into component parts held up for view: as colour, as shape, as surface, or materiality. There is no attempt to represent anything ‘external’, to configure or reflect any familiar image of the world. Instead, the focus is on the labour and the effects of painting, its capacity to produce or withhold meaning, to show in its own unique way the workings of appearance and visibility.

Images have been reproduced with permission from the artist.