Check out my article on the group show “Resistance and Persistence” at Ingleby Gallery.
Ingleby Gallery’s current group exhibition ‘Resistance and Persistence’ takes its title from an essay by Sean Scully, which speaks of his dialogue with a small Giorgio Morandi painting at the Tate Gallery. In Scully’s mind, Morandi’s work stubbornly refuses to engage with abstraction and stands reservedly in painterly representation. In putting four Morandi works at the centre of this show, Ingleby Gallery looks at artists whose dogged and iterative processes, like Morandi, speak to a persistence and unwillingness to acquiesce to others. In doing so the gallery opens up these same works to intimate conversations with one another.