Pine Gallery, 12 Claremont, Hastings
Jonathan Cole and Phillip Harvey, Nicholas May, Andrew Milne-Hume
opened October 16th – October 31st 2005 with Special guests Uncle Gav's band
Painters love paint and often find themselves intoxicated by its magic. For the four artists in this exhibition, paint is not only the means of depicting images but also an intrinsic part of the subject matter.
To the non-painter paint as a subject matter can seem a banal and self–regarding preoccupation. Making art about the mechanics of making art is the refuge of the technician. However, good art goes way past the means of its creation and these paintings are about more than just paint.
The exhibiting artists span a range of attitudes towards painting and it would be difficult to superimpose a homogenous approach onto such disparate practise, however, how the paintings are painted is fundamental to all four artists.