The Surface of Things at PAPER

1 July – 12 August 2017
PAPER & New Adelphi Gallery, University of Salford
In collaboration with Durden & Ray, Los Angeles
Lisa Denyer / Frances Disley / EC / Brendan Fletcher / Roni Feldman / Jenny Hager / Sharon Hall / Vincent Hawkins / David Leapman / Mali Morris / Max Presneill
In collaboration with LA-based Durden & Ray and as part of the Manifest festival, PAPER presents The Surface of Things, an exhibition exploring contemporary Abstract painting at University of Salford’s New Adelphi Gallery.

The Surface Of Things

About Durden & Ray

Founded in 2009, Durden and Ray is comprised of 24 artist/curators who work together to create exhibition opportunities at their downtown Los Angeles gallery as well as in concert with artist groups and gallery spaces around the world. Durden and Ray concentrates on small, tightly curated group shows at the gallery, organized by the members, and hosts international artists as part of a commitment to global exchange and alternative networks. The Durden and Ray model expressly overlaps multiple strategies, including the commercial potential and visual identity of a gallery, the democratic structure of an artist group, the potential to create collaborative works of art in the manner of a collective, and the shared fiscal support of its programmes by group members and project partners similar to a non-profit organization. Durden and Ray is committed both to individual praxis and to shared aims of curatorial experimentation, visual research, and artistic exchange with international partners.