The primary aim of FLUX is to explore the connections between the coming together of different multidisciplinary artworks and the visitor’s cohabitation of the gallery space. The exhibition invites you to question the norms and perceptions of different artistic disciplines by experiencing moving amongst artworks that challenge those boundaries and encourages you to reflect upon how the artwork either challenges or adapts to its surroundings. What defines a sculpture? Can a painting be three dimensional? Can jewellery removed from the body still be considered jewellery?
The exhibition is formed by the work of four carefully selected artists based in the West Midlands; ‘Intervention Architecture’, James Lomax, Mark Houghton and Zoe Robertson. All of the artists have made new artwork for the show, responding to the gallery space and its architecture.
Mark Houghton is exhibiting new large-scale artworks which combine sculpture and painting in reaction to the space of the gallery.
Artist James Lomax has created ‘site-reactive’ sculptures which extend from floor to ceiling, in reaction to the architecture and the history of the gallery space.
‘Intervention Architecture’ has created an installation space that can be entered by visitors. It will be blacked-out, and they invite the viewer to experience and explore various domestic objects through touch.
Jewellery artist Zoe Robertson has created a piece of work that can be touched, worn and interacted with. For the opening night she has invited two dance artists, Natalie Garrett and Polly Hudson, and Sellotape Cinema (Stephen Snell and Steven Chamberlain) to deliver an improvised, site-specific and collaborative performance with the artwork.
The exhibition will launch on Digbeth First Friday, a micro art festival in Digbeth, on Friday 2 June at 6pm. Performances will happen at 6.30 pm and 7.30 pm