Paul Dignan will be exhibiting several new paintings in "Systems Check", curated by Jordan Broadworth at the Thames Gallery in Chatham. The exhibition runs from June 10 to July 24, 2011, with an artist reception coming up this weekend, on Saturday June 18.Paul Dignan "Cota 1", 2011 acrylic on canvas 48" x 48"
About the exhibition:
"There is a form of abstraction that is born from the knowledge that painting is process and that paint, like print, television, the Internet – is not simply a conveyor of content but is in-itself the stuff of thought. The artists in Systems Check: Lowell Bradshaw, Mathew Bushell, Ingrid Calame, Paul Dignan, and Angela Leach have each created their own idiosyncratic, methodological approaches to painting. These artists, from Canada and the United States utilize a wide variety of sites, systems and tools in shaping well-defined and deliberate frameworks; each one incorporating varying degrees of chance, mystery and the matter-of-fact. As divergent as their work may appear the artists featured in Systems Check share a common sense of clarity and economy. This is work that avoids painterly pratfalls and bluster while contributing to an expanding vision of painting’s potential."