THIRD ORDER, 2018
Curated by Karolina Albricht
Unit 3 Projects, ASC Studios, Empson Street, E3 3LT
Agnieszka Katz Barlow
Anna Liber Lewis
‘(…) we are familiar with things being either/or abstract or representational, but there is a third order out there (…)’
Jack Whitten, “Jack Whitten: An African-American and Pollock” Painting After Pollock
Third Order focuses on recent works of four female artists who push, pull, tug and examine the boundaries of figuration and abstraction in contemporary painting. The exhibition is not rooted in all-governing ideas, but embraces the subtle ambiguity of working between the familiar and the unknown. Personal narratives are created through different working methods, subjects and paint specific understanding of shape, colour and texture. The artists, following their visceral urge, develop a dialogue based on underlying search for the equivocal form. Not settling for a chosen camp or dogmatic structures, Third Order upholds an honest and unguarded approach to painterly exploration.