Ralph Anderson . Felix Baudenbacher . Olivia Bax . Dominic Beattie . Will Cruickshank . Tim Ellis . Olly Fathers . James Alec Hardy . Stephen Jaques . Tess Jaray . Caroline Kryzecki . Steve Lewis . Kate Matthews . Mali Morris . Selma Parlour . Charley Peters . Alice Wilson.
Harder Edge is a survey of recent abstraction curated by Dominic Beattie and Ali Hillman. The selection of 17 artists examines a breadth of visual languages from an international and multi-generational line up. The exhibition moves through an exploration of abstraction, challenging and testing the abilities of a large variety of materials in the artists' individual interrogations of colour, line and form.
'Aleppo From the Dark' by Tess Jaray flanks the entrance to one gallery, in a clean editing of form and colour. The six panel painting feels formal and considered in a journey that moves through exquisitely controlled drips (Olly Fathers and Ralph Anderson), welded steel (Steve Lewis), enormous papier mache sculpture (Olivia Bax), tufted totems (Will Cruickshank), cast object d'arte (Tim Ellis), multi-screen installation (James Alec Hardy), Block Printing on a large scale (Dominic Beattie) and a painting made with construction timbers (Alice Wilson).