The Power of Art #53 What do we know (anyway)?

The exhibition took place from 10 July until 21July, and presented works by students and teachers encountered through formal educational relationships: those that have taught them, and those that they have taught, all of whom, they say, they have learnt from. The exhibition was an enquiry into what it means to know, and what it is, if anything, do artists know. It aimed to visualise some of the collisions that make up systems of knowledge and to offer an opportunity to walk through what knots knot knots, as Donna Haraway has put it. 
Over 70 — teachers, peers, colleagues, friends, and students — contributed something that they either own or have personally made.

The painter and Lecturer in Fine Art: Painting, Pip Dickens presented a painting that resulted from a Leverhulme Residency research trip to Kyoto, Japan.  The painting The Offing, was influenced by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki's essay on Japanese aesthetics: 'In Praise of Shadows' which was recommended to her by the prominent British architect, Ken Shuttleworth (creator of the famous Gherkin building) when working on a commission for his firm, Make Architects.  Pip, in turn, has recommended and used aspects of Tanizaki's reflections in her teaching and paintings for many years.
Image: The Offing, 2011,  oil on canvas, H410 mm x W460 mm.
Courtesy and ©Pip Dickens and Renée Pfister Art & Gallery Consultancy, 2021. 
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