An Expanding Field

Gloam Gallery, Sheffield UK
June 10 – July 3 2022
Curator: Stu Burke

Painting today is a boundless practice, only limited by the artist’s imagination. Expanded painting requires you to ‘think outside the box’, or in a lot of cases ‘…off the canvas’. An Expanding Field celebrates 21 international artists who stretch the boundaries of painting, conceptually and physically dismantling the traditions of painting and reconfiguring, reducing and modifying them to become an existence of process and ideas. The show will be unapologetically colourful, playful and immersive.

Artists from Spain, Turkey, Germany, The Netherlands, Australia, USA, UK, Ireland and Panama were invited to exhibit in this group show, providing a cross section of international expanded painting from across five continents. Stu Burke was invited by Deb Covell and Kieran Brimm to host an exhibition of expanded painting on the back of Border Crossing at Pineapple Black, Middlesborough (2021) curated by Kieran Brimm and Yellow Archangel: Perceiving Anomalies at General Practice, Lincoln (2021) curated by Paul Bramley and Allyson Keehan. An Expanding Field continues the rigorous examination of expanded painting initiated by its predecessors.

Works (left to right) by Sean Pearce (UK), Kees van de Wal (NL), Charlie Franklin (UK), Beth O’Grady (USA), Jack Ginno (UK).


Nicola Bolton (UK)
Kieran Brimm (UK)
Stu Burke (UK)
Deb Covell (UK)
Ronan Dillon (IRL)
Charlie Franklin (UK)
Jack Ginno (UK)
Philipp D Göbel (DE)
Dan Hamer (UK)
Alys Kuu (ES)
Alison Tirrell (USA)
Jane Morter (UK)
Aslιhan Mumcu (TUR)
Beth O’Grady (USA)
Ismael Ortiz (PAN)
Sean Pearce (UK)
Molly Thomson (UK)
Mark Titmarsh (AUS)
Kees Van De Wal (NL)
Wilma Vissers (NL)
Just Yvette (NL)