The Sunday Painter: Assorted Paper (until 13th May 2017)
The term 'assorted' sets this group show at The Sunday Painter, SE15, apart from other material-focused exhibitions, namely those boasting works on paper. Featuring several prominent names in contemporary art, 'Assorted Paper' explores the medium for its versatility, materiality, texture and quotidian uses, producing a far more thorough narrative than anticipated.
Contrary to the intense whiteness, or blankness, one might expect from a show focused on the use of paper, The Sunday Painter's artists work in a wide range of media, and as soon as the viewer enters the space, we encounter movement, whether this is a flashing light, open water or a kinetic visuality in the form of unusual patterns. This is a fine example of the potential of group exhibitions: the theme is clearly manifested in each piece, yet there is no uniformity nor a set time period, as works range from Eva Hesse's 1961 ink piece 'Untitled' to Samara Scott's 'Bruise' from 2017, as pictured below.
Leo Fitzmaurice, Post Match L&M (red), 2009. Folded cigarette-packet top, 100mm x 90mm x 4mm. The Sunday Painter, London.