Beyond the Image
Espacio Gallery, London
Personal and Professional Development
This was an open call submission curated by Espacio gallery manager Carlos de Lins. The call was for works that investigated what lies before and inbetween the creative process rather than focusing on the final work. The exhibition was aimed at engaging the viewers at a different level, inviting them inside the creative process and encouraging an active engagement with the work. With eighteen artists involved and a wide breadth of disciplines the show was really dynamic. I felt that Carlos was experienced and very focused on how he wanted to curate the show.
It was a really exciting experience to work with a new set of artists some of whom had never exhibited before. There was a wide breadth of practices and interpretations to the open call outlines. All the artists were very generous and easy to get along with which is always an encouraging place.
The private view was the most dynamic reception I have ever been involved in and I can only put this down to the wealth of experience, professional nature and network that has grown out all these assets.