The Project Space Challenge!
2 June - 3 July
The Project Space Challenge is the result of some fantastic work created by our younger audiences during our recent half term workshops. Participants worked with artists Tara Williamson and Veronica Cocca to experiment with paint, explore it’s limitations and step up to the challenge of putting on an exhibition in just three days.
About the artists
From afar Veronica’s canvases read as so many familiar gestures of painterly abstraction, involving the surrounding wall and floor and the drops, splashes and marks that are created in the process of painting. Upon viewing the paintings at a closer distance, the images begin to transform; the detail starts to appear and the material and form, along with the process, completely changes to give way to the realisation that the paintings are in fact knitted pieces layered together to form an abstract painting, using wool to replicate the process of paint.
Tara’s work explores a number of ideas surrounding the concept of painting; the notion of gesture within contemporary painting, of painting as hybrid and of painting as shape shifter. The subject matter of Tara’s work is both a painting of an event and an event that creates a painting. These events are caught ‘mid-moment’, generated through an emphasis on the mimetic act and a play with the concept of illusion.
Our next Family Evening is on Friday 22 July 2011, 5-7.30pm