Event details

Exhibition: All Men By Nature Desire To Know

Dates: Thursday 12 January 2017 - Friday 17 February 2017
Time: Monday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm
Location: Bonington Gallery, Bonington building, Nottingham Trent University, NG1 5LS
Painting of a woman walking down the street

We live in an era of globalisation and interconnectivity, with an ever-growing amount of information and images easily available at our fingertips. Painting, once the dominant medium in western visual culture, is now just one in a range of contemporary art genres. It is clear painting will not return to the pre-eminent position it once had, but will any other visual medium achieve the status painting held?

All Men By Nature Desire To Know brings together a number of selected artists who see painting as a significant part of their practice. The history of painting is continuously being overlaid and re-written by artists for whom the act of painting is both an accumulative and contentious process – influences are being absorbed and rejected.

The artists within this exhibition produce work that broadens and challenges the traditional form of painting, bringing their personal histories to their practice as well as traversing what has gone before. Each painting is self-contained as well as being part of a continuum; painting practice is opening out into other spaces, creating dialogues and furthering debates.

Contributing artists

  • Stefania Batoeva 
  • Flora Klein 
  • Alan Michael
  • Audrey Reynolds 

Curated by Joshua Lockwood

Preview event

Thursday 12 January 5 pm – 7 pm. Please RSVP to confirm your attendance.


If you have any questions about this event, please email us or call +44 (0)115 848 8268.

This exhibition is hosted by Bonington Gallery. To find out more, visit the Bonington Gallery website .

Image: Alan Michael, Rose Clouds of Holocaust, Pervert, Fone (detail) 2014, silkscreen, oil and acrylic on canvas, 173 cm x 124 cm


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