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Exhibition

Reverse Parking, curated by Peter Lamb and Katie Pratt

23 Feb-12 Mar 2023
PV 22 Feb 2023, 6-9pm

Overview

Curated by Peter Lamb and Katie Pratt, Reverse Parking presents seven artists whose work explores the duality of reality and the technological sublime.

Gordon Cheung
Will Cruickshank
Cristallina Fischetti
Oona Grimes
Paul Hosking
Peter Lamb
Katie Pratt

The possible’s slow fuse is lit by the imagination. - Emily Dickinson

If you try and take a cat apart to see how it works, the first thing you have on your hands is a nonworking cat. - Douglas Adams

Through the alchemy of the creative process, something transcendental happens so that an artwork exceeds the sum of its component parts. The novel combination of material and context propels the imagination forward. Reverse Parking examines the duality of a tangible physical presence and the aura of cyberspace and psychic landscape.

This exhibition is formulated as a mathematical sequence of sorts, to replicate the aspect of art-making where taking two steps forward and one step back leads to resolution: via remapping; mirroring; igniting; reassembling; renewing; collapsing; absenting and evaporating.

The work presented is a product of the digital age, made out of a sense of wonder and dazzle, whether employing new technologies or bamboozled by them.

Here, contrasts abound whether from the machinations of the studio or the curatorial conversation. The reflective, industrial surfaces of Paul Hosking’s structures both assert their presence and disappear into a virtual maze of real and imagined spaces. Peter Lamb’s prints combine pristine digital desirability with residual studio grunge.