Talk: The curator's introduction to the Slow Painting exhibition

Lucy McKenzie, Quodlibet XXXIV, 2014

  • Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA

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As part of the Slow Painting opening night in The Levinsky Gallery, Curator Martin Herbert will provide an insight into the exhibition, the artworks selected and the myriad of styles and applications applied. 

“Slow Painting aims to explore multiple aspects of what slowness might mean in relation to recent painting. The exhibition includes works that have taken long periods to gestate, and others that engage with spans of time, from the continuum of art history to wider cultural and political histories. All of them, though, reward sustained contemplation” Martin Herbert.
Date: Thursday 23 January
Time: 19:00 – 19:45
Venue: Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building
Free admission, booking is essential

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Martin Herbert

He is associate editor of ArtReview and a regular contributor to Artforum, frieze, and Art Monthly, and has lectured in art schools internationally. His monograph Mark Wallinger, a comprehensive study of the British artist’s career, was published by Thames & Hudson in 2011. Other books include The Uncertainty Principle (2014, Sternberg Press), Tell Them I Said No (2016, Sternberg Press), and Unfold This Moment (forthcoming, Sternberg Press).

His curatorial project 'Slow Painting' opened at Leeds City Art Gallery in October 2019, before showing here in Plymouth at The Levinsky Gallery. 

Slow Painting exhibition

Friday 24 January – Saturday 28 March | The Levinsky Gallery 

Art has reacted, like everything else, to digital technology, both on the level of making and reception. 'Slow Painting' offers a counterbalance to an accelerating world, comprising works that illustrate the role of painting as a rewarding repository of time.

This Hayward Gallery Touring exhibition is curated by writer and critic, Martin Herbert, and features the work of 19 talented artists. It's an exhibition of paintings that take their time, and invite us to do the same. 

Find out more about the exhibition

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