Rachel Howard  
Rachel Howard
Northern Echo


7 February 2014 – 22 March 2014

London Hanover Square / Blain Southern

As with her previous investigations into the material potential of household gloss paint, this series of paintings explores the idiosyncratic qualities of oil paint, unpicking the accepted rules of engagement with this most traditional of mediums.

By applying and removing paint, Howard creates a palimpsest. The viewer thus simultaneously experiences the final moment in the painting process, as well as the feeling of perpetual flux.