‘PING takes its title from an abbreviation of the word painting (p’ing) and pingere, which is the Latin present infinitive for decorate, embellish, paint, tint or colour.
The exhibition presents a range of works selected by Jeffrey Dennis from the membership of paintclubeast, a collective of artists that supports the professional development of painters in the UK’s Eastern region.’
I have been enjoying the beautiful photographs taken by Douglas Atfield that document the recent PING exhibition hosted by The Minories Gallery in Colchester. Jeffrey Dennis curated the thirty or so works with innovation and sensitivity throughout the elegant galleries. Each room was thoughtfully constructed: individual paintings forming a subtle relationship with their neighbour and creating a quietly strong whole. I was particularly excited to discover how he had decided to hang my two convex circular works directly opposite one another, which provoked a tunnel like relationship between both as one walked past them.
PING offered a fantastic opportunity for regional painters to showcase specific works and invite critical discussion with a new audience and between peers.
Amanda Ansell Anna-Lise Horsley Barbara Howey Bev Broadhead Clare Jarrett Claudia Bose Colin Nicholas Debbie Ayles Eleanor Wood Emma Cracknell Fliss Carey Hayley Field Jane Frederick Jane Lewis Margie Britz Maro Mann Mike Middleton Molly Thomson Rosie Greenhaulgh Ruth Philo Sophie Marritt Sue Bennett Sue Nicholas Tina Hagley Trevor Weinle