Silian Rail

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

 

Timothy Chapman, 'Panel:white,blue,yellow-1' 2015, Pine stretcher, canvas, polyester resin, polyester filler

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.

Installation view, Silian Rail, RM, 2015 Timothy Chapman, Panel: green/blue/white-1 (2015), Pine stretcher, canvas, polyester resin, polyester filler, 350 x 350 x 32mm Timothy Chapman, Panel: white/blue/yellow-2 (2015), Pine stretcher, canvas, polyester resin, polyester filler, 350 x 350 x 32mm Timothy Chapman, Panel: red/pink/blue-1 (2015), Pine stretcher, canvas, polyester resin, polyester filler, 350 x 350 x 32mm Timothy Chapman, Panel: white/blue/yellow-1 (2015), Pine stretcher, canvas, polyester resin, polyester filler, 350 x 350 x 32mm Matt Henry, Canvas on canvas, Linen on linen diptych (2015), Low sheen acrylic, canvas, linen, cedar stretchers, 317 x 460mm Timothy Chapman, Panel: red-1 (2013-15), Pine stretcher, canvas, polyester resin, polyester filler, 350 x 350 x 32mm Installation view, Silian Rail, RM, 2015Timothy Chapman, Panel: pink/grey-1 (2015), Pine stretcher, canvas, polyester resin, polyester filler, 350 x 350 x 32mmTimothy Chapman, AP35035032C-2-290415 (2015), Carbon fibre, epoxy resin, 350 x 350 x 32mmInstallation view, Silian Rail, RM, 2015Matt Henry, You say Alabaster, I say Alabasta diptych (2015), Acrylic, linen, canvas, pine stretchers, 317 x 460mmMatt Henry, Untitled B (2015), Oil on linen, cedar stretcher, oak veneer, plywood, 350 x 350mmMatt Henry, Canvas on linen, Linen on canvas diptych (2015) Low sheen acrylic, linen, canvas, cedar stretchers 317 x 460mm