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Located in a 1920’s townhouse in Middlesbrough, The Auxiliary is an artist-led space spread over three floors, including studios, a gallery, a sound lab and residential space.  They are proud to present two exciting exhibitions of painting & sculpture across the main and side gallery and will be launching it with a preview show on Friday 17th January (6-8pm) 

Stroke by Tony Charles will be displayed in the Main Gallery and is an exhibition that sees the continuation of his investigation into the relationship between painting, sculpture, industry and art.

The exhibition comprises of two main elements  Firstly, a selection of his Unpaintings, the work he has become known for and imposing metallic pieces that are both paintings and presentations of an industrial process. The second is Stroke, a sculptural steel installation which challenges the preconception of steel being strong and robust and  is made from borrowed steel from a steel stockist, potentially leading to an unintended purchase of his art. 

In the Side Gallery is Slow Burn curated by Saturation Point, a London-based online editorial and curatorial project that promotes reductive, geometric and systems art in the UK. It was founded by artists Patrick Morrissey and Hanz Hancock in 2014 and some of the artists include: Deb Covell, Luke Frost, Hanz Hancock, Patrick Morrissey, Matthew Tyson, Melissa Harltey, Theresa Poulton, Nick Kennedy, Jo McGoigal, Jost Munster and Alan Hathaway.

After the preview, the exhibition run Thursday to Saturday (12- 4pm) until 8th February.

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