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Scott McCracken, Guesswork


Preview: Friday 12 January 2024, 6—9pm

Ansel Krut in conversation with Scott McCracken:
Saturday 27 January, 3pm. Free, all welcome.
13 Jan till 28 Jan 2024
Main Gallery

Scott McCracken

A solo exhibition by painter Scott McCracken.

The title of the exhibition Guesswork refers to how the paintings are constructed in the studio, of working out and reworking, where composing and editing occur simultaneously. Working primarily on a small scale, the motifs in the paintings fluctuate between the diagrammatic and the corporeal, but never fully settle as either. They may be landscape paintings that masquerade as still life paintings, still life paintings that masquerade as abstract paintings. What is there in the pictures is taken to a point of recognisability before it becomes named. It is through their indeterminate nature that the paintings eventually find themselves. - Scott McCracken, November 2023.

About the artist
Scott McCracken is a painter who occasionally writes and organises exhibitions about painting. He studied at Edinburgh College of Art (2005-11) and Turps Art School (2015-17). His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. In 2017 he was awarded the Darbyshire Prize for Art and in 2019 he was shortlisted for the Contemporary British Painting Prize. He lives and works in London.

Thames-Side Studios Gallery
Thames-Side Studios
Harrington Way, Warspite Road
Royal Borough of Greenwich
London SE18 5NR

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