Silian Rail, RM Projects

Matt Henry
You say Alabaster, I say Alabasta (diptych) 2015, Acrylic, linen, canvas, pine stretchers, 317 x 460 mm

Timothy Chapman Panel: pink/grey-1 2015, Pine stretcher, canvas, polyester resin, polyester filler, 350 x 350 x 32mm

Timothy Chapman
Panel: pink/grey-1 2015, Pine stretcher, canvas, polyester resin, polyester filler, 350 x 350 x 32mm

Matt Henry and Timothy Chapman

Silian Rail
Opening Wednesday 29 April, 6pm
Exhibition runs until Saturday 16 May 2015

RM presents Silian Rail, a conceptually driven painting project by Matt Henry and Timothy Chapman. Showcasing a playful rivalry, the exhibition documents a period of conversation and production, which considers the notion of painting and the materials of its production within a hierarchical and semiotic framework. Exploring surface through the structure of painting, Chapman’s works document a sculptural fabrication process. Setting out to cast a stretched canvas in woven composites, various preparations and experiments are presented as objects in their own right. Similarly Henry’s works reproduce or frame the reductive notion of painting as object and material. Executed in a perfunctory manner the chosen materials invite a conversation that is at once prosaic and poetic.