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Everything That Happens Will Happen Today

24 May - 20 July 2024 | KARST, Plymouth

OPENING Friday 24 May, 6 - 8pm

24 May - 20 July 2024 | KARST, Plymouth

24 May - 20 July 2024

KARST, Plymouth

 

 

Bringing together four distinct painters - Bernadette Kerrigan, Chris Martin, Daniel Pettitt, and EJ Hauser -  Everything That Happens Will Happen Today explores the formal and informal ways these artists make sense of the world through paint.

From Kerrigan’s nuanced perspective combing meaning with acceptance of the arbitrary, Martin’s sensorial abstraction punctuated with collaged referents, to Pettitt’s visual register of allusive and speculative abstraction, and Hauser’s pixelated polysyndetic call to nature -  the gallery space at KARST serves as a meeting point for a multiplicity of concerns explored through paint which span generations, genders, and continents. Connected through friendships, some existing in real life and others virtual, a new conversation emerges, with overlapping material and conceptual concerns the centre of the discourse.

The exhibition’s title, taken from David Byrne and Brian Eno’s eponymous collaborative album and song, serves as a thematic anchor, highlighting the interconnectedness of creative endeavours and underscoring the importance of unity and camaraderie. It can also be understood as a poetic declaration on all the possibilities available when making a painting - intuition, design, chance, and technique are all factors that come into play.

Rather than attempting to define a movement in contemporary painting, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today brings into focus the social relationships and networks through which painters can share ideas - as well as spheres of influence and access to platforms, such as this exhibition. Through vibrant paintings and works on paper, viewers are invited to explore unconventional narratives and interpretive possibilities that challenge notions of artistic expression.

 

Works exhibited

Works exhibited

Works exhibited

 

 

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