Louise Giovanelli: Slow to Respond

19 November 2016 – 4 March 2017
Gallery One

Often site responsive, Louise Giovanelli’s practice embodies an affection for aspects of older paintings seen during museum visits. The starting point for many of her own paintings is a pre-existing historical feature or detail, an interesting element or peculiarity of these older works, which becomes the catalyst for re-appraisal. There is a sense of re-focusing and of re-framing with her painting functioning like a camera, drawing attention to details that would otherwise be left overlooked, unexplored, or dismissed.

After researching the permanent fine art collection here at Touchstones Rochdale, Giovanelli produced a series of new paintings that re-imagined and re-configured existing works within it, casting them in a different light and suggesting new narratives.

Image: Louise Giovanelli, The Beard III, 2016. Courtesy the artist and The International 3

Gallery of images: Installation shots (Slow to Respond). Photo: Pantling Studio.