Swansea: 5 Aug - 3 Sept / Wrexham: 7 Oct - 5 Nov / Cardiff: 16 Nov - 23 Dec
Beep (Biennial exhibition of painting) is Wales’s only large-scale contemporary international painting exhibition taking place at different venues every two years. 2016 will see the main Beep2016 exhibition tour from Swansea to Wrexham and include satellite exhibitions, events and residencies in and around Swansea, Wrexham and Cardiff.
This year’s theme aims to explore notions of perception, memory and belonging grounded in a place, space or time in the medium of paint.
The realisation of this ‘place’ evokes abstract perceptions. Psychological impressions, physical memory, re-imagined and reconstituted fragments develop from deep felt multi- sensory experiences.
Investigation into 'the place I never wanted to leave’ (and may have left, by will or necessity) should offer a profound awareness of the elusive nature of objective reality. Longing for another place and time suggests a longing to restore totality of being.
In the same way a smell, a sound or a sight momentarily transport us to the centre of an experience in place, so can the image. Beep 2016 is seeking artists’ submissions in response to these ideas, reconstructing their own ‘modes of transportation’.
Image: Andrew Hladky: It was not there, Beep 2012 people’s prize joint winner