Bringing together the work of artists from the 1960s and 70s Systems Group, to younger artists working today, this exhibition surveys a wide range of approaches to the notion of an imperfect reverse.
This exhibition questions that transformation through a coercion that is both temporal and aspectual. Examining an operational shift in working process towards a synthesis of experience.
The nature of imperfection is highly absorbing perhaps acting like a filtering function. Those imperfections seen within a work of art that has a precise, complete, and consistent knowledge within a predefined system, allow a shift in the interpretation. Restrictions and their connotations are revealing because that formality opens up the possibility of a parallel line of enquiry, towards a reverse, or imperfect process driven by imperfect knowledge.
Artists include: Dominic Beattie, Andrew Bick, Katrina Blannin, Jane Bustin, Richard Caldicott, Simon Callery, Colin Cina, Nathan Cohen, Chris Daniels Natalie Dower, Tim Ellis, Julia Farrer, Sue Kennington, Sharon Hall, Andrew Harrison, Hanz Hancock, Michael Kidner, Sylvia Lerin, Patrick Morrissey, Marta Marce, Ian Monroe, Laurence Noga, David Oates, Andrew Parkinson, Jonathan Parsons, Charley Peters, Carol Robertson, Wendy Smith, Daniel Sturgis, Trevor Sutton, Kate Terry, Estelle Thompson, Finbar Ward
Imperfect Reverse will tour to the Ruskin Gallery, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, 24 November 2016 – 21 January 2017