White Lies, named after a painting by Estelle Thompson, has opened at Glyndŵr University’s Oriel Sycharth Gallery in Wrexham.
Thompson is an abstract painter who has exhibited internationally for more than two decades. She is also head of the academic division of media, arts and design at Glyndwr University.
The exhibition White Lies brings together works on canvas, panel, and paper, and draws together central strands of her practice and lasting and recurrent obsessions within it.
The exhibition also draws on the wealth and richness of Thompson’s work, from early icon paintings; chromatic monochromes of sorts; spatial block paintings; vertical flicker stripe paintings’ geometrically divided, subdivided and reflected paintings’ pigment etchings, and cut and recut paper collages.
These final works, Thompson’s collages, some reduced to the size of postage stamps, have been a consistent part of her studio practice for over 10 years and are being shown publicly for the first time.
White Lies takes its name from a late 1990s painting (White Lie, 1997), not in any literal sense of an untruth or half-truth, but instead as a way to speak of the pursuit an end and of a truth.
The exhibition, curated by Charles Danby, runs at Glyndŵr University’s Oriel Sycharth Gallery until January 15.
Entry is free and the exhibition is open from 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.
For more information visit Glyndwr.ac.uk/orielsycharthgallery, call 01978 293950 or email email@example.com.