Writhe and Jerk

Brendan Lancaster / Sarah McNulty /
Rachel Busby / Gordon Dalton / Terry Greene

17 Jan - 15 Feb 2015

Gallery open: Fri – Sun 12-6pm

Terry Greene, Brendan Lancaster, Rachel Busby


Writhe & Jerk features five artists who each enjoy small battles with painting and why it continues to fascinate. These skirmishes occur between image, subject matter, materials, and a mental and physical battle to make the painting suddenly become foreign, alien, something from somewhere else.  These paintings put up quite a fight. Wrestling something out of the materials, their battered beauty is hard fought for, writhing and jerking on the canvas.


Sarah McNulty                                      Rachel Busby


Sarah McNulty’s recent exhibitions include Form/Function at Piccadily Place, Manchester; National Open, Motorcade FlashParade, Bristol; Hey! Narcissus, Studio 1.1, London; Changing Spaces, Cambridge and Painted Thought, Arcade, Cardiff.

Rachel Busby returned to exhibiting in 2013 after a lengthy period working ‘virtually’ in the art world, co-directing re-title.com. Recent and upcoming shows include a solo show at Lubomirov-Easton, London; The Studio, Llandudno; winner of the Exeter Contemporary Open and two person show with David Webb at Exeter Phoenix.

Recent solo exhibitions by Gordon Dalton include Chapter, Cardiff; Motorcade/FlashParade, Bristol and Bay Art, Cardiff in 2014. Recent group exhibitions include Uncle Vern’s Dog, Gallery North, Newcastle; Without an Edge There is No Middle, Pluspace, Coventry; Like a Monkey, Aid & Abet, Cambridge and Painted Thought, Arcade, Cardiff.


Gordon Dalton


Brendan Lancaster’s recent exhibitions include John Moores Painting Prize, Liverpool; Crash Open 2012; Bucca Gallery, Newlyn; Like a Monkey, Aid & Abet, Cambridge and solo exhibition Open Country, Motorcade/FlashParade, Bristol.

Terry Greene’s recent exhibitions include Painted Thought, Arcade, Cardiff; Form/Function, Piccadily Place, Manchester; and Without an Edge There is No Middle, Pluspace, Coventry. He is also showing in Cross Section/03 at dalla Rosa Gallery, London during Jan/Feb 2015.


Brendan Lancaster                                    Terry Greene


Links / Reviews etc.
The Organ - Last Night's Art Show Openings by Sean Worrall
a-n - Review by Martyn Cross