Private View: Thursday 4 May 6-9pm
The ‘Lost and Found’ exhibition, showing for two weeks at Espacio Gallery, fills the two floors of the large, bright space with impressive historical sculpture, colourful painting, beautiful printmaking, skilful drawing, poetic installations, interactive games and augmented reality.
Lost and Found - the first thing you think of is Lost and Found Property. But take a moment and you’ll quickly see how often the idea of losing and finding is a part of our everyday experience. You can lose - your mind, your temper and your keys. You can find - inner peace, the strength to go on and your keys. At first glance lost is usually negative while found is generally positive. But most of us relish it when we lose ourselves in the moment and you can find a worm in your apple.
Ten artists have explored the ideas of ‘Lost’ and ‘Found’ over the last year through painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and interactive installations. The artists are: Graham Asker, Julie Caves, Esperanza Gomez-Carrera, Nick Hazzard, Martin Howard, Ruth Kathryn Jones, Peter Lang, Chris Mercier, Matt Smith, and Liz Whiteman Smith. Most of the artists have shown together before in the highly acclaimed exhibitions ‘Artists in Wonderland’ and ‘Quantum: A Journey Through the Standard Model”, both at Espacio Gallery. Though structured around a universal concept, each of the artists has approached the idea from a very different perspective and this broad range of responses has resulted in a thought-provoking, engaging exhibition.
The organizer, Liz Whiteman Smith, feels that the strength of the exhibition lies in the fact that the group of artists meets once a month to discuss their ideas and support each other to create work that is well developed and professionally executed. She says “Visitors will find a wide range of mediums from painting to 3D printing, a pin ball machine to installations. Our artists are moving forward and embracing new technology in their artwork."
Graham Asker, Julie Caves, Esperanza Gómez-Carrera,
Nick Hazzard, Martin Howard, Ruth Jones, Peter Lang,
Chris Mercier, Matt Smith, Liz Whiteman Smith
Curated by Liz Whiteman Smith
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