Phase space


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Phase Space was the second project curated by Ellie Reid and Lisa Peachey, with sponsorship from the Bloomsbury Festival.

The intention was to bring together eight practitioners from varied fields to work in the Brunswick Gallery space over a period of two weeks. These artists were selected for their engagement with 'process' as an integral part of their practice. This process then became the focus of the time period, creating not a finished unitary exhibition but an exploration of the artists' journey in making the work, and its multifarious manifestations.

Throughout the project, the physical relationship of the artist to the work they create was considered, and their interaction with the 'materials' at hand, materials that include the influence of other artists and their audience, and the gallery space. While many contemporary artists now have their work manufactured for them, phase space reflected on the process of making and the value of the hand or craft of the maker in instilling meaning to the work (and the mythology of the artist), and what that word, 'work' meant in artistic terms.

all artworks © the artists 2015. photography: marese mcgrane