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five contemporary artistsTomma AbtsGillian CarnegieSimon Ling Lucy McKenzieCatherine Story Painting Now: Five Contemporary Artists The artists in Painting Now: Five Contemporary Artists – Tomma Abts, Gillian Carnegie, Simon Ling, Lucy McKenzie and Catherine Story – have each developed distinctive approaches to painting. Their works’ critical potential emerges not just from traditional qualities of observation and subjective expression, but also from different explorations of the physicality of painting itself often realised through a deliberate construction of image. This exhibition does not attempt to identify a new movement, tendency or group of artists. Nor is it an overarching survey. However, subtle overlaps and affinities that can be drawn out of the varied work of these five artists start to offer a range of answers to the proposition of what painting might mean now, especially at a time when specific properties of painting are shared across artforms.Exhibition curated by Lizzie...