The Manchester Contemporary 2021: Jack Brindley & Alan Stanners

Manchester Central, 19 - 21 November 2021

Brooke Benington is pleased to present a two-person installation for Manchester Contemporary 2021 featuring the work of Jack Brindley and Alan Stanners. 


Jack Brindley studied painting at the RCA in London before relocating to Scotland, where he worked for several years in Glasgow, moving more recently to Edinburgh. His practice is an indulgence of materiality and hand-made imperfection often paired with a sleek minimalist aesthetic. Taking inspiration from the Arts & Crafts movement, mid-century modernism and contemporary design, Brindley has more recently incorporated design elements and explored the use of glass in his work. This new series of kiln annealed glass panels forms part of a sculptural intervention into the booth that physically links together his and Stanners’ works.  


Alan Stanners studied at Goldsmiths in London before returning home to Glasgow to explore a newfound interest in narrative-based painting away from the intellectual abstraction for which he had become previously known. Here he presents a series of portraits that sit somewhere between the mundane and the mythical. There is a sense that the subject matter, or the concern, of these paintings, is less the people represented but rather an exploration of otherness through the everyday.