Sunday, 28 February 2010
Keep your eyes open whilst visiting galleries this spring. Andrew Bracey has left his latest creations on the outside walls of four galleries across England. A Palette Parasite is a by-product of the painter’s day and the labour of the studio: the left over splodges of paint that do not make it as far as the finished painting. Bracey uses the excess paint to form tiny coral-like structures, in the process making the wasteful into something of more consequence. These have been surreptitiously attached to the exterior architecture of the galleries. In keeping with the contrary nature of these works, they deny the white cube interior as well as the status of painting, becoming something of a hybrid in the process. Palette Parasite can, or rather might be found at Ikon, Birmingham; Wolverhampton Art Gallery; Cornerhouse, Manchester and The Collection, Lincoln.