Private View: Thursday 5 February 6-9pm Performance at Private View: Borderline by Limor Collins 8pm
Boundaries can be represented as an invisible circle around us, which is necessary to provide a safe and comfortable containment. Unfortunately, they can also promote repression and pain, if used as institutionalised elements that divide cultures, classes and races. In that sense they produce prejudices, and even interfere in our mental beliefs, and , as a consequence, they close out freedom.
But how should boundaries be defined and applied within art and creativity? To start our investigation we decided to work playfully proposing 'Across Boundaries' , a free-themed contemporary exhibition representing the works of a broad-ranging worldwide group, which includes both emerging and established artists.
The range of works goes from the representational to the abstract and conceptual, in categories that include painting, sculpture, drawing , photography, mix media, installation, film/video and performance. By not being given a theme to follow, the artists are encouraged to feel totally independent through their engagement in the creative process, and free to explore any methods and subjects as they wish.
Will the outcome of this show disclose any resonance, a congregation of views, dissonances?... Whatever the result, creating across boundaries can promise a vibrant and exciting environment; but all may be revealed in the viewers' perceptions.
Beryl Robinson, HérailJägerJackson, Kevin Derbyshire, Liz Derbyshire, Lawrence Mathias, Mark Nelson, Liz Kent, Ben Mellor, Leslie Lismore, Niki Hare, Rachel Ducker, Shizico Yi, Chris Francis, Karina Vettorel, Carla Fleck, Asafe Ghalib, Katrina Rose, Carl Meek, Chic Curran, Ana Bender
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