As stated in Facebook, as part of the new exhibition programme for 2009, Surface Gallery sees the first curated exhibition; ‘Particles, Particles’ within its new venue. The show consists of a diverse range of media; from painting and sculpture to performance and installation, featuring an array of international artists, brought together from Italy, Norway, Japan and the UK. The gallery is located at 16 Southwell Road, Nottingham, UK. Wish I could be there.
The exhibition projects an ambitious light on the range of skills and values present in an artist’s capabilities today, and the intensity of one’s own intellect. A nostalgic, almost surreal presence floats over the “particles” foundations, with something we can all relate to - yet at times it is unclear just where we felt those sensations at a previous moment, or how close to us those moments are.
Christina Bryant will be performing exclusively at the Surface Gallery for the private view. She will be responding spontaneously to the audience in her role as ‘the drawer’ (in which she will be situated within a white cube), inviting, through the action of a live drawing, the audience to literally be drawn into the piece. The Norwegian artist Tone Holmen considers the impact of consumption in relation to climate change. Through transforming non-degradable materials into sculptures of poignant meaning, she addresses key issues that are relevant to us all. Sam Clift explores the visual perception and connotations of materials once they are taken out of their original context; transforming them into an altered state quite different from the source. Japanese artist Yuko Takemura’s interactive installation explores the inner mind of one’s self, through interacting with the viewer’s senses; it evokes recollections of thoughts, daydreams and past times.
Featured artists include: Chris Loukes, Caroline Elliott, Robert Lang, Sam Clift, Christina Bryant, Kate Walters, Joanne Wilton, Helen Dryden, Yuko Takemura, Tone Holmen, Lorena Carbonara Kaoru Shimadam and my friend Karen D’Amico.
To celebrate the opening of the exhibition, Surface Gallery are collaborating with Brass Monkey cocktail bar to host the after party at their venue in the Lace Market, from 9pm onwards. They will also kindly be providing drinks at the opening of ‘Particles, Particles’, whilst Edin's Deli Café have generously contributed to publicity costs.
The Private View will be held on the 6th February 6-9pm, where you will be able to come along to view the work and meet participating artists whilst also having the opportunity to partake in a live performance!