Friday 01 April 2011
Dale Holmes presents two major new paintings MONUMENT (for B.P.) and MONUMENT (for I.T.). The title of the show refers to the physical size of the work, the architecture that occurs from its making and the practice of formalist abstract painting.
The works here have been designed and constructed specifically for the show at Bloc Projects and are made in response to the exhibition space, its interior architecture and its possibilities as a space for paintings.
These works belong to an ongoing investigation into the practice of abstract painting and the contemporary currency of its specific characteristics and in particular here; material, colour, scale and composition.