Daniel Pettitt: Granite and Rainbow

19 September – 18 October 2019

PALFREY presents Granite and Rainbow, the first London solo show by Daniel Pettitt. Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2017, Pettitt has elaborated his painting within a register of allusive and speculative abstraction. Ingesting an eclectic mix of visual and cultural materials, such as lyrical abstraction, everyday signage, modernist poetry and postconceptual art, Pettitt’s work tracks fluctuations of index, fragment, metaphor, memory, semblance and mood as they congeal and dissolve into provisional fields and partial images. Granite and Rainbow charts an intense period of making, moving voraciously across painting and drawing, offering an array of divergent and sometimes furtive works.

OPENING Thursday 19 September 2019, 6 – 8 pm

Daniel Pettitt studied at the Royal College of Art, London, 2015-2017. Recent exhibitions have included: Tin Decade, Roper Gallery, Bath, 2019; DARK LANTERN, Galerie Sabine Knust, Munich, 2019; Little Bouket, 2/2, Glasgow, 2019; Not Dream of Islands, PALFREY, London, 2018; Heads Roll, Graves Gallery, Sheffield, 2018; D.A.S.E.I.N.T.S., Attercliffe™, Sheffield, 2018; Malevolent Eldritch Shrieking,  Attercliffe™, Sheffield, 2018; In this soup we swim, Kingsgate Project Space, 2016; John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 2014.



Dynamite Rotation (2019), encaustic in panel, 38 x 34 cm

Granite and Rainbow (2019), acrylic and chalk on canvas, 180 x 160 cm

Crop Rotation XXXV (2019), oil on canvas, 225 x 22 cm

Crop Rotation XXXIV (2019), oil, crayon, chalk on canvas, 130 x 90 cm

Photography: Damian Griffiths

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