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. www.scottmccracken.co.uk Thames-Side Studios Gallery Thames-Side Studios Harrington Way, Warspite Road Royal Borough of Greenwich London SE18 5NR Thames-Side Studios Gallery open Thursday-Sunday 12-5pm during exhibitions and by appointment. For general Thames-Side Studios Gallery enquiries please email [email protected]