Pheonix, Exeter 16/7/10 - 1/9/10
'Nexus highlights the way that
artists operate within broad networks, often starting with their
geographic location but also functioning through their personal and
professional relationships, creative practices and intersections with
other networks and organisations.
Four Exeter-based contemporary artists have invited artists from their
own personal creative networks – both within and beyond the South West
region - to exhibit alongside them in this group show. Bypassing the
usual curatorial process, Nexus has evolved through a process of
negotiation and cross-fertilisation, as well as creative serendipity and
friction. New and unexpected relationships and outcomes are thrown up,
which both centre on and reach out from the artists’ own city.
By bringing into play the idea of the garden as a symbolic format for
the presentation of these works, the four original artists (Gabrielle
Hoad, Francis Ives, Volkhardt Muller & Felicity Shillingford) not only
highlight ideas of growth, cultivation and cross-pollination, but more
broadly of cultural landscape and a sense of geographical place'.
Participating artists: Gabrielle Hoad,
Rupert White, Sally Barker, Francis Ives, Jockel Liess, Adam Bone,
Volkhardt Mueller, George Lazenbleep, Alex Schikowski, Felicity
Shillingford, Pria Kundi, Katie Etheridge.