This exhibition, located in a site of multiple artists practices and drawn from them, considers how ideas can transcend a physical space, yet are grounded through different forms of making and display. It brings into play an exploration of cultural and political space, opening up discussions around how individual lives and histories inform and shape the articulation of a practice. The exhibition offers a slice in time, a moment of shared connections and isolated thoughts. It encompasses drawings ; on paper and on the wall; discreet surveillance manifesting as photographs and kinetic video; sculpture and paintings that speak to absence and presence, actions and affirmation.
Present Tense is curated by Lucy Day.
The exhibitors are: Jon Carritt & Dan Palmer, Rachel Cohen, Emma Critchley, Jane Fox, Caitlin Heffernan, Oliver Hein, Fergus Heron, Bernard G Mills, Paul Morley, Patrick O' Donnell, Wendy Pye, Ruth Rix, and Kiki Stickl
An opportunity to join curator Lucy Day and the artists for a tour of the Present Tense exhibition. This special Museums at Night event offers deeper insight into the inspiration, themes, and approaches underlying the exhibition. Stay around after the tour for refreshments and conversation.
Thursday, 18 May, 6:30 pm, in the gallery, free admission.