The most accurate map of the world is the world itself. The maps that we use in everyday life deliberately exclude some details and emphasise others. By design, they are imperfect representations of the real thing. Paintings are the same.

 creative possibilities and boundaries.

As Maltman says of his Sonic Youth series, “the paintings become about the painting and not the songs.”

Guided by Dury and Maltman, this exhibition is a tour of personal narratives in the form of paint on canvas, board and paper. The artists act as unreliable mediators between their subjects and the viewer, choosing where to omit and where to add details. They are not answerable to the true nature of the things that they paint, but to their own private and individual impressions of them.

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19th Century philosopher G. H. Lewes gave the term a more narrow definition. He said that emergence happens when something that isn’t suggested by its constituent parts comes into being. Something new and unanticipated. For example, a lone ant has limited capacity to reason and isn’t capable of accomplishing much, but ant colonies have a sort of group-intelligence that helps them to complete complex tasks. When they come together, this intelligence emerges. 

Paul Gauguin spoke of the artist as an alchemist, using their materials to create an entirely new entity. Nothing in the oil, pigment, linen canvas and wooden stretcher that make up a painting suggests the profound effect it can have on a viewer. Looking at these components for creation, it is not possible to anticipate what their sum might be at the artist’s hands.

The artworks in this exhibition, all by new artists to Rise Art’s roster, can be thought of as illustrations of the way that something new and significant comes to exist through the combination of unassuming parts. Furthermore, in the exhibition itself each work becomes a constituent part of a wider impression. This impression will vary between different viewers, each picking up different ingredients from each artwork and mentally combining them using a different recipe.

What emerges, though, will always be greater than and different to its components. It will not be reducible to their sum or their difference. It will come up, come out, come to light. Be revealed, uncovered, disclosed. Quietly, slowly, gradually.

EMERGENCE

GROUP EXHIBITION

24 September – 5 November 2021

Open by appointment only 
London W1F 8RD

Oil on panel - 30 x 30cm

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Two Person Exhibition

Amy Dury & Philip Maltman

Two Person Exhibition

AMY DURY & PHILIP MALTMAN

Opening Reception

Thursday 23 September, 6-8pm

24 Sep – 5 Nov 2021

AMY DURYPHILIP MALTMANARTWORKSTALK TO A CURATOR

Two Person Exhibition

AMY DURY & PHILIP MALTMAN

"There are things coming from the past and then being made present by changing them and improvising with them."

"I see it as a really interesting experience that goes beyond painting: how to communicate your experience in the truest possible way about you. And it is always about you."

The Indian Ocean; a freeze-frame from a long-forgotten home video; a Sonic Youth song; a detail from an 18th Century capriccio. These are some of the subjects that Amy Dury and Philip Maltman’s paintings represent, but they are not what this exhibition is about. Rather, it is about the act of painting as representation-making, its limits and its possibilities.

As a practice, painting stops far short of perfectly representing its subjects. They are obscured by the artist’s materials, memory and imagination. With this in mind, both Dury and Maltman explore and test painting’s creative possibilities and boundaries. As Maltman says of his Sonic Youth series, “the paintings become about the painting and not the songs.”

Guided by Dury and Maltman, this exhibition is a tour of personal narratives in the form of paint on canvas, board and paper. The artists act as unreliable mediators between their subjects and the viewer, choosing where to omit and where to add details. They are not answerable to the true nature of the things that they paint, but to their own private and individual impressions of them.

The Indian Ocean; a freeze-frame from a long-forgotten home video; a Sonic Youth song; a detail from an 18th Century capriccio. These are some of the subjects that Amy Dury and Philip Maltman’s paintings represent, but they are not what this exhibition is about. Rather, it is about the act of painting as representation-making, its limits and its possibilities.

As a practice, painting stops far short of perfectly representing its subjects. They are obscured by the artist’s materials, memory and imagination. With this in mind, both Dury and Maltman explore and test painting’s 

Of Recklessness and Water, 2021

Oil on canvas   |  150 x 100 x 2 cm

"You are coming to this job with your own particular set of experiences. For me it's very much an issue of permission as well [..] giving yourself permission to count your experience as valid and therefore that is the thing that comes through in your paintings."

AMY DURY

"The enjoyment of that, for me, that experience of creating that painting, can perhaps be conveyed. And I suppose that's what the job is: to make that communication."

PHILIP MALTMAN

NYC Ghosts and Flowers, 2019

Oil on 300gsm  commercial coated paper  |  45 x 32 cm

Capriccio 9, 2021

Oil on canvas   |  101 x 76 x 4 cm

Capriccio 11, 2021

Oil on board  |  40 x 30 x 0.2 cm

EMERGENCE

GROUP EXHIBITION

24 September – 5 November 2021

Open by appointment only 
London W1F 8RD

Oil on panel - 30 x 30cm

BOOK YOUR VISIT

Two Person Exhibition

Amy Dury & Philip Maltman

Two Person Exhibition

Amy Dury & Philip Maltman

Late Exhibition Opening

Thursday 14 October 6.30-8.30pm

24 Sep – 5 Nov 2021

Two Person Exhibition

AMY DURY & PHILIP MALTMAN

Climbing Frame, 2021

Oil, Acrylic and pencil on canvas   |  120 x 100 x 4 cm

It's Not Like Years Ago, 2021

Oil on canvas   |  150 x 120 x 4 cm

Building Castles, 2021

Oil and acrylic on canvas   |  30 x 40 x 4 cm

The Girls (After George Henry and EA Hornel), 2021

Oil on canvas   |  100 x 50 x 4 cm

Father, 2021

Oil on canvas   |  100 x 50 x 5 cm

Capriccio, 2021

Oil on board  |  40 x 30 x 0.2 cm

Murray Street, 2019

Oil on 300gsm commercial coated paper  |  45 x 32 cm

Rain on Tin, 2019

Oil on 300gsm commercial coated paper  |  45 x 32 cm

Quest for the Cup, 2019

Oil on 300gsm commercial coated paper  |  45 x 32 cm

Sweet Shine, 2019

Oil on 300gsm  commercial coated paper  |  45 x 32 cm

Three Part Sectional Love Seat, 2019

Oil on 300gsm commercial coated paper  |  45 x 32 cm

Oil on 300gsm commercial coated paper  |  45 x 32 cm

Evol (Badinage), 2019

Ghost Bitch 2, 2019

Oil on 300gsm commercial coated paper  |  45 x 32 cm

Capriccio 3, 2021

Oil on board  |  40 x 30 x 0.3 cm

Capriccio 5, 2021

Oil on board  |  40 x 30 x 0.2 cm

Capriccio 6, 2021

Oil on board  |  40 x 30 x 0.2 cm

Capriccio 10, 2021

Oil on board  |  40 x 30 x 0.2 cm

"I see it as a really interesting experience that goes beyond painting: how to communicate your experience in the truest possible way about you. And it is always about you."

AMY DURY,  Of Recklessness and Water, 2021

Oil on canvas   |  150 x 100 x 2 cm | 

AMY DURY,  It's Not Like Years Ago, 2021

Oil on canvas   |  150 x 120 x 4 cm  |   

AMY DURY,  Climbing Frame, 2021

Oil, Acrylic and pencil on canvas   |  120 x 100 x 4 cm

AMY DURY,  The Girls (After George Hen..., 2021

Oil on canvas   |  100 x 50 x 4 cm   |

AMY DURY,  Father, 2021

Oil on canvas   |  100 x 50 x 5 cm   |

PHILIP MALTMAN,  Capriccio 9, 2021

Oil on canvas   |  101 x 76 x 4 cm  |

"There are things coming from the past and then being made present by changing them and improvising with them".

Oil on paper   |  45 x 32 cm  |

PHILIP MALTMAN,  Capriccio Series, 2021

AMY DURY,  Building Castles, 2021

Oil and acrylic on canvas   |  30 x 40 x 4 cm  |

PHILIP MALTMAN,  Indisher Ozean, 2020

Oil on board   |  30 x 37 x 0.2 cm  |

Oil on paper   |  45 x 32 cm  |

PHILIP MALTMAN,  Sonic Youth Series, 2019

Oil on paper   |  45 x 32 cm  |

PHILIP MALTMAN,  Sonic Youth Series, 2019

BOOK YOUR VISIT

Open by appointment only.

In Conversation with Amy Dury and Philip Maltman

In advance of our new exhibition, which is a two-person show featuring paintings by Philip Maltman and Amy Dury, Rise Art’s curator Phin Jennings spoke to both artists about their practices, some of their reflections on painting and what we can expect from the work in the show and the ideas behind it.

In Conversation with Amy Dury and Philip Maltman

In advance of our new exhibition, which is a two-person show featuring paintings by Philip Maltman and Amy Dury, Rise Art’s curator Phin Jennings spoke to both artists about their practices, some of their reflections on painting and what we can expect from the work in the show and the ideas behind it.

In Conversation with Amy Dury and Philip Maltman

Late Exhibition Opening 14 October  6.30 - 8.30