Channing Hansen features in ‘Inherent Structure’
'Inherent Structure' showcases the work of a group of sixteen artists vividly exploring the powers of abstract representation in contemporary art. Historically, abstract painting has been associated with gesture, chance, impulse, and aesthetic purity. While insisting on the nuanced structures embedded in abstraction, the otherwise disparate artists in 'Inherent Structure' focus equally on the material, experiential, and social influences on painting.
The exhibition will include two Channing Hansen works from 2017, ‘Frameshift' and 'Software'. Hansen's paintings are hand-knitted constructions stretched on wooden frames. The improvisatory appearance of his work is actually predetermined by a computer algorithm. Hansen follows these ‘instructions' for changes in colour, fibre and type of knit, without knowing what the work will look like once finished.