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Mandy Ure: Corpse 10–18 March 2018 |

Mandy Ure | Corpse | 10–18 March 2018, Daily 12–6pm | Private View: Fri 9 March 2018, 6–9pm | 92 Webster Road, London, SE16 4DF

Mandy Ure, Painting no.77, 2006, detail. Image courtesy of the artist and Matt’s Gallery, London.
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Ure is notoriously quiet about her paintings and at best is likely to make light of, or simply dismiss, serious questions about what she makes. This is reasonable, as it may not be useful — or even possible — to divide the paintings into grammatically significant parts, or to provide syntax for the ingredients of the painting into a particular semantic role. But some equivalent of the babble of language is rendered as a complicated constellation of blots that coalesce into an image.

The paintings demand time to be looked at. Images come in to focus but then disperse, which somehow opens up a space where what is not there seems to appear. Repetition is apparent through the evidence of small, concentrated acts and these serve to underscore and emphasise, but also to undo. Nothing seems to be fixed, or declared with certainty. Pigments range from exuberant pinks and greens through to a deathly palour too difficult to name. Even the omnipresent colour is tongue-tied.

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Matt’s Gallery thanks the Arts Council England and Ron Henocq Fine Art for their generous support. 

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Born London, 1969 Education MA Fine Art, Goldsmiths, University of London (1994-1996), BA (Hons) Drawing and Painting, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee (1987-1991) Selected Solo Exhibitions 2009 Painting no.45 – Painting no.82 Bristol Diving School, Bristol 2006 Desperate Remedies, Marksman Gallery, Reading 2003 Mandy Ure, Holly Snapp Gallery, 50th Venice Bienale Selected Group Exhibitions 2018 Foundation Painting Show, Glasgow International 2017 Work Work, Tintype, London 2016 Native, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, US 2014 A Union of Voices, Horatio Jr, London, Here, there and somewhere in between, Horatio Jr, London, Welcome to Corfu, Depot, London (2014) 2013 Ion, Corfu Gallery, London, There are no lines here...only the slow curve of the horizon, APT Gallery, London, 2011 Friendship of the Peoples, Simon Oldfield Gallery, London 2010 Marred Epaulettes, various sites (collaboration with P.Manson), Whitstable Biennale 2009 B.Noticed, Postmethodists, various sites, Lincolnshire 2007 British Painting, Galerie Hollenbach, Stuttgart, 728 Days Later, Marksman Gallery, Reading, 07, County Hall, London, The Portrait, V22 at Ashwin Street, London 2006 Altered Beast, Three Colts' Lane Gallery, London, Picnic Area (dumb interior), ROOM, Bristol 2005 Painting:London, Holly Snapp Gallery, Venice Biennale, Arte Fiera, Bologna 2004 Dreaming of a White, Art and Business, London, ARTfutures, Contemporary Art Society, London 2003 Arrangement, Rhodes+Mann Gallery, London, scenery, Nuova Icona at Santa Maria del Soccorso, Venice Biennale, scenery, Richard Salmon Gallery, London, Nightwood, Rhodes+Mann Gallery, London, 2002 Once Again, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, Art, Galerie Hollenbach, Brussels, Arco 2002,Galerie Hollenbach, Madrid 2001 Surface Tension (New British Painting), Holly Snapp Gallery, Venice Biennale, Tom Chamberlain / Mandy Ure / Roy Voss, Galerie Hollenbach, Stuttgart 2000 New Paintings by Simon Callery, Jane Harris, Mandy Ure, Roy Voss, Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham


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