Gladly Beyond, an exhibition by Ten Obstructions, an exhibition of painting, drawing, textile and installation. The exhibition will take place at Rogue Artists’ Studios Project Space, 2-6 Barrass Street, Openshaw, Manchester, M11 1PU from Saturday 3rd June – Sunday 25th June. Opening event Saturday 10th June 12-5pm. Exhibition open Saturday and Sunday 12-4pm, weekdays by appointment 07912 378787.
Gladly Beyond journeys literally, visually and imaginatively through time and through space. It explores the possibilities of visual representation and it delves into the nature of perception. Journeys of the imagination take us from fabled and mythic magical gardens to speculative fictions, leaving behind the fictions that justify existing inequalities and the inexorable march of climate change: travelling through space or travelling through time.
Maya Chowdhry’s interactive experience – temp/o~reality explores the measuring of time through objects, as you travel through the idea that if time exists as humans have delineated, then it’s running out. In Garden Meditations Jane Fairhurst explores light through colour, form and texture and the subject of plants, specifically garden plants. In On the Periphery Sarah Feinmann is fascinated by edgeland spaces that have been abandoned and left to deteriorate over time. It is the overlooked in the landscape that inspires her work. She records these aspects on her journeys, using photography to document these moments of change and transition. In Sabrina Fuller’s The Power of Fragility the rich and powerful have departed in a fleet of spaceships, taking with them the beautiful and the functional. Those left behind unite around a single, radical task: to care for the planet and for each other. In Not In Safekeeping: Missing Claire Hignett aims to construct 200+ knitted milk cartons representing the 200+ children missing from Home Office asylum hotels in the UK. This will be ongoing during the exhibition as part performance, part making in public. Christoper Rainham’s Wings Become Waves is inspired by a Mesolithic child buried cocooned on a swan’s wing to be transported from this world to the next. Ian Vines’ Beyond the Horizon uses odd juxtapositions and visual trickery to question the nature of perception and the process of looking.
Sarah Feinmann has her studio at Rogue, and led the organisation of the exhibition. She said “With Gladly Beyond the group Ten Obstructions have embraced the opportunity for experimentation that Rogue Project Space offers.
Ten Obstructions came together in late 2019 through bOlder, a Castlefield Gallery artist development programme for older artists. This is their sixth group exhibition and they continue to offer one another regular support, criticism, encouragement and friendship.
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