Enough is Definitely Enough
30 March – 13 April 2019
General Practice, Lincoln

Over 40 contemporary artists have made new artworks in response to a
postcard version of Velázquez’s masterpiece, Las Meninas for an exhibition at
General Practice in Lincoln. ‘Enough is Definitely Enough’ which opens on 30
March and runs to 13 April, features a huge variety of different artistic
responses to the Spanish painter’s masterpiece - arguably the most widely
interpreted of all paintings.


Art Historian Daniel Arasse reflected many people's view that everything, or
perhaps even nothing, has been said about Las Meninas -"what's the
difference, enough is definitely enough!". The artists in the exhibition build
upon previous interpretations by renowned artists such as Pablo Picasso,
Richard Hamilton, Francesco Goya and Eve Sussman. Artists have long been
actively influenced by the centuries old painting by Velázquez; with their
responses, in turn, offering influence back to Las Meninas to enable new
readings. With the artworks made for ‘Enough is Definitely Enough’ there is
potential for new relationships with Velasquez's original painting to open up.
The exhibition is curated by Andrew Bracey and forms part of his PhD
research at the University of Lincoln. He is exploring how contemporary artists
have used and appropriated existing paintings by other artists, through a
position of using the metaphor of the parasite and symbiosis in connection
with painting.


Artists: Euripides Altintzoglou, Tristram Aver, Maggie Ayliffe, Sarah Bennett, Juan
Bolivar, Andrew Bracey, Louise Bristow, Kate Buckley, Louisa Chambers, Fiona
Curran, Gordon Dalton, Karen David, Annabel Dover, Leo Fitzmaurice, Rebecca
Fortnum, Rachel Goodyear, Simón Granell, Tom Hackney, Sharon Hall, Lesley
Halliwell, Simon Harris, Ilona Kiss, Geoff Diego Litherland, Alison Lloyd, Cathy
Lomax, Rachel Lumsden, Danica Maier, David Manley, Enzo Marra, Andy Pepper,
Yelena Popova, James Quinn, Daniel Rapley, Lucy Renton, John Rimmer, John M
Robinson, David Ryan, Nick Simpson, Stephen Snoddy, Soheila Sokhanvari,
Annabel Tilley, Alun Williams, Gerard Williams