Unfolding: Antonietta Grassi and Katherine Pickering

Opening Reception: Friday, June 30th, 2017

Unfolding pairs the work of two painters with dissimilar but complimentary approaches to the medium. Antonietta Grassi uses the traditional form of the canvas to explore ideas of spatial memory and the destructive nature of time, using distorted geometric forms as exploratory tools. Her paintings aim to suggest that memories can “produce fleeting blueprints for structuring the present”. Katherine Pickering’s work explores an alternative narrative of painting, using the material qualities of paint as a formal tool and reversing the traditional relationship between paint and canvas. This allows the work to inhabit the realm between painting and sculpture, as the material normally used to support a medium is now being supported by this very medium.