New Adelphi Gallery , University of Salford
1 July – 11 August 2017, open Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm
PAPER gallery, Manchester
Until Saturday 12 August 2017, open Saturdays 11am – 5pm
Artists: Lisa Denyer, Frances Disley, EC, Brendan Fletcher, Roni Feldman, Jenny Hager, Sharon Hall, Vincent Hawkins, David Leapman, Mali Morris RA, Max Presneill
This exhibition is a collaboration between PAPER, Manchester and Durden & Ray, Los Angeles, and is hosted by University of Salford as part of the Manifest Arts Festival, a contemporary art biennial running from the Wednesday 5 – Sunday 9 July 2017.
Amongst others, the exhibition features former John Moores Painting Prizewinner, David Leapman; Royal Academician, Mali Morris; and Liverpool Biennial Associate Artist, Frances Disley and our own Brendan Fletcher, Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader BA (Hons) Visual Arts.
The Surface of Things showcases the work of established, mid-career and emerging artists all of whom believe passionately in the capacity of abstraction to offer a purposeful means of examining the world and our relationships, our exteriority and interiority and meaning beneath and beyond the surface of things.
Manifest Arts Festival will feature over 30 events, exhibitions and workshops across venues in Manchester, Salford and Bolton.