John Armleder at Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn, England

8 October 20113 January 2012

New Works by Swiss Artist John M Armleder

John M Armleder’s work has its origins in Fluxus, and retains an interest in chance and performance. His paintings are often juxtaposed with objects such as furniture or hung directly on top of his Wall Paintingsof repeated motifs. He has made Pour Paintings since the early 1980s.  From the top of a ladder cans of metallic paint are poured, allowing gravity to take its lead, often later adding a sprinkling of glitter.

Armleder’s solo exhibition is part of The Indiscipline of Painting, showing concurrently at Tate St Ives.  Selected by Daniel Sturgis, it is an international group exhibition of forty-nine artists from the 1960s to now. It considers how the history and legacy of abstract painting continues to inspire artists working today.

The Indiscipline of Painting is a collaborative project between Tate St Ives and Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre. It will be at Mead Gallery 14 January – 10 March 2012, with a single work by Armleder.

See for events relating to The Indiscipline of Painting.

Talk & Opening Event 12-3pm, Saturday 8th October 2011

Curator and painter Daniel Sturgis will talk about Armleder’s work, this solo exhibition and its relationship to The Indiscipline of Painting at Tate St Ives. 12.30-1.30pm
Admission is free but places are limited to 50, so booking is essential.
Call 01736 363715 or email

The Newlyn Art Gallery is in Newlyn, Cornwall, England.