Opening: Wednesday, April 11 from 6-8pm
On-view: April 11-May 28, 2018
BARBARA BROWN, AM DUMOUCHEL, HANNAH EVANS, JOHN HEALEY, OLIVIA JOHNSTON, GENEVIÈVE LABBÉ, NIK MIRUS, NEEKO PALUZZI
Curated by: Neeko Paluzzi
In this curated group exhibition, eight artists were selected to show images that emphasize concept over aesthetic. As curator Neeko Paluzzi put it, "I wasn't looking for beauty. I wasn't looking for documents. I was looking for ideas taking the form of images."
When the call for submissions was placed earlier this year, Exposure Gallery reviewed nearly one hundred images. There was some debate about the direction of the show: abstract or conceptual.
According to the TATE museum, the word abstract "means to separate or withdraw something from something else. The term can be applied to art that is based an object, figure or landscape, where forms have been simplified or schematised. It is also applied to art that uses forms, such as geometric shapes or gestural marks, which have no source at all in an external visual reality."
Whereas conceptual art, the TATE museum explains that "the idea or concept is the most important aspect of the work. When an artist uses a conceptual form of art, it means that all of the planning and decisions are made beforehand and the execution is a perfunctory affair."
CONCEPTS is the most innovative show at Exposure Gallery to date, exploring the photographic landscape between abstract and conceptual art. We hope that you will come and experience the images during the opening on April 11 from 6-8pm and throughout the exhibition.