An Intervention

John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton, Highfield Campus, Southampton, Hampshire SO17 1BJ

023 8059 2158
info@hansardgallery.org.uk
www.hansardgallery.org.uk

Tuesday 12 May 2015 – Saturday 27 June 2015
Opening Hours: 11am - 5pm (Tuesday - Friday) 11am - 4pm (Saturday)

Preview

Preview: An Intervention
Monday 11 May 2015, 6pm-8pm
Booking recommended

An Intervention is concerned with the carefully chosen use of materials, and their placement, presence and situation within a gallery context. The group show includes artists whose work utilises material intrinsic to their practice, and those whose contemporary ideals harness those of key Modernist architects, such as Mies van der Rohe and American Frank Lloyd Wright. Truth to materials, a tenet of modern architecture, underpins the exhibition and prioritises material as function to often heighten the meaning or essence of an object.

Material elements are paramount to the work of artists Alice Channer, Ian Kiaer, Kitty Kraus, Philip Lai and Bojan Sarcevic, with each artist identifying with the material’s materiality. Either in the changing state of a substance, or arrangement of material elements, notions of architectural and modernist ideals thread through An Intervention.

The title, An Intervention, addresses the very nature of the works; each piece intercedes the gallery space and, through subtle means, arrests the viewer to stop and consider the space both the visitor and work occupy.

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