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Paint(In)g

An exhibition of recent works.

Exhibition Preview : 4th July 6-8pm

Open Daily : 5th-28th July 12-5pm

The Roper Gallery, Bath Artists Studios, Bath, BA1 3AJ

01225 482480


An exhibition presenting the study of painting as subject, object, and most importantly metaphor, which has the potential to access a connection with painting that goes beyond its use as medium, commodity, and object.


Ally McGinn is a conceptually representational painter and installation artist, working within a narrative that questions perceptions of art and the conditions of painting. Her practice combines found objects, manipulated semiotics and painterly language to create artworks that aim to question our perceptions of the things we are looking at and the ways we are looking at them. Through a systematic unpicking and critique of the modern obsession with consumption and possession, and a formal reconsideration of material and meaning the work brings the audience into conversation with the functional object in painting.


Ally McGinn graduated MA Fine Art at Bath Spa in 2018 and is one of the MA graduate resident artists at Bath Artists Studios. The exhibition is composed of artworks made during the residency.

The Roper Gallery has limited parking, nearby parking is free for an hour in Victoria Gardens, Bath. The gallery is a short walk.

Artists Talk : 18th July 12:30-1:30pm.