AboutâSurface / Space / Time' brings together an independent group of inspirational emerging and established artists, exhibiting in their distinctive style through diverse practices of sculpture, drawing, painting, textiles and video installation.
The exhibition seeks to explore hidden passages and connotations located within the subject title. Addressing the nostalgic labyrinthine passageways and presence of the Crypts half-lit spaces, installations and other physical and metaphorical entities merge and submerge, integrating and initialising a relationship with the space.
The interspersed site-specific work characterises the adaptability of the artists to either work or conflict with the fabric of the building - as seen in the installation that searches for comparisons between the beautifully constructed, solid brickwork of the Crypt and the âdirect absence and alternative' with the economical materials and labour saving technology used within modern construction. Other artists examine ideas relating to the everyday perception and place; using multimedia, imagery and pattern to determine how memories are associated with the objects that surround us and how culturally and socially they give us a sense of ownership. Suspended in a semi-lit vault, large-format painting's explore and attempt to accentuate the void within two and three-dimensional space, toying with the illusion of one's own sense of physical and metaphorical perception of an environment.
This distinctive exhibition invites the viewer to evoke a mental orbit of exploration, discovery and examination in a labyrinth of contemporary art that interconnects with its atmospheric space.
Featured artists: Eve Wheate, JooHee Hwang, Lucy Barfoot, Lucy Fergus, Luke Stones, Mark Houghton, Mary Louise Evans, Richard Jack, Rona Smith, Sam Clift, Simone Wallace & Sue Hotchkis.