neo:studios is pleased to present ‘Through’, an exhibition of works by invited artists and neo:associates whose professional practice involves process. The exhibition opens Thursday 18th April and is hosted at neo:gallery22, The Market Place, Bolton.
Programmed within the neo: 2012-2013 series of collaborations with practitioners from the wider artist community, the exhibition features work employing an eclectic range of media and is selected and curated by neo:associates Denis Whiteside and Jason Simpson.
‘Through’ – of a route or journey – showcases the work of artists Laura Jane Blake, Sandra Bouguerch, Tiago Duarte, Nicola Ellis, Thomas Evans, Bethan Hamilton, Hannah Leighton-Boyce, Jane Orange, Adrian Pritchard, Sarah Redfern, Rosanne Robertson, Jason Simpson, Claire Weetman, Denis Whiteside, Ruth Whyte and Lucie Wilson.
“The ‘process’ in process art refers to the process of the formation of art: the gathering, sorting, collating, associating, patterning, and moreover the initiation of actions and proceedings. Process art is concerned with the actual doing and how actions can be defined as an actual work of art; seeing the act of making art as its primary expression. Process art often entails an inherent motivation, rationale, and intentionality. Therefore, art is viewed as a creative journey or process, rather than as a deliverable or end product.” Consequently it is no surprise that a number of the artists have elected to continue the ‘doing’ to create exciting new works especially for the event. This also includes works that will be in a state of ‘becoming’ in the gallery space for the duration of the exhibition.
Claire Weetman will be exhibiting her video ‘Watermark’ which documents an intervention she made in Barbaros Park, Istanbul in 2012. It will be presented as a four channel installation for the first time, making the viewer feel as though they are in the middle of the square.
The exhibition runs till Sunday 2nd June. Viewing times at neo:gallery22 are 11am- 5pm Thursday – Sunday.
For more information about the individual artists or any other enquiries please contact Jason Simpson – Jason@neoartists.co.uk