AboutINSIDEout Contemporary Art*, a Hertfordshire-based group of artists who came together in 2008 with the aim of showing the best in innovative contemporary art, are excited to be holding their second exhibition, this time in central London.
The exhibition entitled Here&Now will be on show from Friday 20 February to Tuesday 3 March 2009 at the Crypt Gallery, St. Pancras Church, Euston, a space full of intrigue and mystery. With its long narrow passageways, hidden vaults and artefacts, this unusual venue will add a special atmosphere to the artists' diverse work which will include site specific pieces, installation, video, sculpture, plaster forms, photography, painting and printmaking. The artists involved are: Joanna Austin, Lupe Cunha, D-bar, John Farnham, Lotte Farnham, Louise Harrington, Anne Houghton, Loraine Perry, Richard Phillips, Jan Reichmann, Anna-Marya Tompa and Jane Willis. The Curator is Lupe Cunha, MA.
In curating this show, the work is being displayed so as to best use the unique quality of the venue with its low light and irregular surfaces to contrast with the vibrant colours of both paintings and light work. The old stonework is then interspersed with modern technology in the form of digital photos and abstract sculptures. There was a desire also to make use of the many alcoves of this warren of a space providing multiple individual spaces, where a variety of contemporary installations discussing a wide range of issues could then be brought together without conflict, integrated and yet isolated, as visitors move between light and dark as they view the exhibition, the lighting accentuating the Here&Now of each artist's concept.
INSIDEout held their first very successful exhibition in empty shop premises in Hertford during May and June of last year. The exhibition explored all aspects of contemporary art, including site specific installations and performance, both of which were on show in a barn attached to the shop premises. The very name INSIDEout was devised through association with being Inside the shop premises and Outside in the barn.
INSIDEout hopes that their new London exhibition will attract not only local newcomers to their work, but encourage visits from commuters before returning home on week days, and also bring in visitors from all areas, as the Crypt is just a five minute walk from Kings Cross/St. Pancras stations. The exhibition will be open for longer at the weekend when there is no congestion charge.