OFFSITE: 'In Conversation' // at Touchstones Rochdale 

5. Apr - 18. Jun 14 / ended Bureau

Free Admission. Fully Accessible

10am - 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday

Exhibition | Multi-disciplinary | North

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'Louise', photoetching © Assunta Ruocco, 2013

'Louise', photoetching © Assunta Ruocco, 2013

'In Conversation' // Curated by Sophia Crilly

'In Conversation', at Touchstones Rochdale, is an exhibition of new and previously unseen works in drawing, film, print, and painting, by both invited artists and artists represented by Bureau. Curated by Sophia Crilly, the exhibition features works by artists Jacob Cartwright, Daniel Fogarty, Mary Griffiths, Mark Kennard, Tim Machin, Assunta Ruocoo, and Evangelia Spiliopoulou.

Featuring predominantly abstract works, several pieces in the exhibition are created through the artists’ constructions of their own self-imposed limitations or parameters, ‘rules’ for making art. Other works evoke a particular feeling, and draw on references from the canon of art history, from the romantic landscape paintings of Caspar David Friedrich, to more recent Modernist tendencies. Some new works are specific to time and place, having been made in response to the exhibition locale of Rochdale, drawing on histories to inspire abstractions.

The selected artworks, although diverse in approach and influence, come together ‘in conversation’ to create a dialogue about abstraction, materiality, process and production. Through shared aesthetic considerations and meditative qualities, these contemplative and elegant works can be seen to possess a particular ‘language’.


VENUE: Touchstones Rochdale, The Esplanade, 
Rochdale, Lancashire.
 OL16 1AQ

T: 01706 924928


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