Enough is Definitely Enough

7th March – 3rd April 2020
Oceans Apart, Salford, M3 7DG

Nearly 50 contemporary artists have made new artworks in response to a postcard version of Velázquez’s masterpiece, Las Meninas for an exhibition at Oceans Apart in Salford. ‘Enough is Definitely Enough’ which opens on 7th March and runs to 3rd April, features a huge variety of different artistic responses to the Spanish painter’s masterpiece - arguably the most widely interpreted of all paintings.

Art Historian Daniel Arasse reflected many people's view that everything, or perhaps even nothing, has been said about Las Meninas -"what's the difference, enough is definitely enough!". The artists in the exhibition build upon previous interpretations by renowned artists such as Pablo Picasso, Richard Hamilton, Francesco Goya and Eve Sussman. Artists have long been actively influenced by the centuries old painting by Velázquez; with their responses, in turn, offering influence back to Las Meninas to enable new readings. With the artworks made for ‘Enough is Definitely Enough’ there is potential for new relationships with Velasquez's original painting to open up.

The exhibition is curated by Andrew Bracey and forms part of his PhD research at the University of Lincoln. He is exploring how contemporary artists have used and appropriated existing paintings by other artists, through a position of using the metaphor of the parasite and symbiosis in connection with painting. The exhibition is touring from General Practice, Lincoln with new artists being added for Oceans Apart. It will tour on to Pineapple Black, Middlesborough from 19th June – 18th July 2020.

Artists: Euripides Altintzoglou, Keith Ashcroft, Tristram Aver, Maggie Ayliffe, Sarah Bennett, Juan Bolivar, Andrew Bracey, Louise Bristow, Kate Buckley, Louisa Chambers, Fiona Curran, Gordon Dalton, Karen David, Pip Dickens, Annabel Dover, Jenny Eden, Leo Fitzmaurice, Brendan Fletcher, Sarah Gillman, Rebecca Fortnum, Rachel Goodyear, Simón Granell, Tom Hackney, Sharon Hall, Lesley Halliwell, Simon Harris, Josie Jenkins, Ilona Kiss, Geoff Diego Litherland, Alison Lloyd, Cathy Lomax, Rachel Lumsden, Danica Maier, David Manley, Enzo Marra, Robin  Megannity, Andy Pepper, Yelena Popova, Magnus Quaife, James Quin, Daniel Rapley, Lucy Renton, John Rimmer, John M Robinson, David Ryan, Nick Simpson, Stephen Snoddy, Soheila Sokhanvari, Chez Tenneson, Annabel Tilley, Katie Tomlinson, Alun Williams, Gerard Williams

Enough is Definitely Enough
7th March – 3rd April 2020
Private view Friday 6th March 6-8pm, all welcome.
Oceans Apart – OA Studios – 24-26 King Street – Salford – M3 7DG
Open by appointment, email:
Free and open to the public

Created by Keith Ashcroft 2019

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