This exhibition of paintings by Allan Mitelman comprises a modest number of mostly small paintings made over the last few years – and one large painting from some two decades earlier in what has been a long, distinctive and distinguished career.
While these paintings resist language, they conjure associations, provoke comparison outside the visual arts, especially to music, and, like music – or like touch – they resonate in our memory for long after. They frequently evoke the unfashionable descriptor, “beautiful” and they reward slow looking with delight. As Peter Timms observed in 2002, “Art of this kind, which is not really “about” anything external to itself, seeks not to comment upon the confusing busyness and crowdedness of our day-to-day lives but instead creates a window through which we might glimpse an alternative world of quietude and personal reverie”.
That remains true. Mitelman’s is a steadfast vision.
Tuesday to Saturday from 10am - 5pm