encounters Open Day
Sat 22nd February
4pm Meet the Artists
73 High Street, High Barnet, EN5 5UR
encounters is an art and curatorial project by Caroline Kha exploring contemplative acts, interactions and meeting points between daily life and contemporary art practice.
Shop 73 was a former Santander Building Society and has now been stripped bare of its shop fittings with only residual traces of the space’s former life. These office cubicles now provide a contrary environment for contemporary artworks to be recontextualised and experienced by local visitors. Traces, introspection and creating spaces for sustained viewing are the main ideas explored in this project. Works include painting, film and site specific pieces.
As part of encounters project, artists have been invited to created site specific and socially interactive works in office cubicles and reception areas as part of a residency programme:
● Reception: Llew Watkins
● Room 1: Caroline Kha Ensō drawing/performance at 10.30am and 3pm on open day
● Room 2: Andy Wicks
“... there is little incentive to sit quietly and patiently with a picture and let it do its work." - James Elkins, Pictures and Tears
Paintings by Benjamin Bridges, Robin Footitt, Tom Hackney and Michael Mcmanus will form a special part of the exhibition where paintings are presented in a context of contemplation and sustained viewing. Painting for these artists either form the primary foundation of their artist practice or acts as an extension.
Throughout the encounters open day, Anne Harild’s animation, ‘Taking Time’, created in response to her St. Mary’s Hospital residency will be screening. The film takes a profound look at the immaterial qualities of light highlighting, alternating and shifting our perception of space, structures and form.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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