Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Articulate Project Space - Articulate Turns One

My first ever visit to Articulate Project Space just so happens to be their first birthday celebrations, Articulate Turns One! So I had to go.

WOW! Great space and some great Art, stepped through the door and was taken aback. ‘Logo’, moulded plastic by Sue Callanan is fantastic, love the rich colour and love the continuous use of the shapes, stands out like a sore thumb that it’s Christmas but it’s more, it has it’s own sleek ageless beauty and is one of my favourites.

Finally managed to meet yet another facebook friend, Beata Geyer, I do love her work but this was the first time that I’d seen it up close. ‘Untitled Composition #AI220I2, mdf & paint, is a silent blue stacked work, looks like an aerial view of a large structure in a flat landscape with added depth from the shadows.

Both Sue and Beata’s work is richly complemented with Kate Williams ‘Twisted Logic, really loved how I walked around the gallery and saw glimpses of other artist’s work reflected in this shiny piece. Margaret Roberts and her playful ‘evol’, found architectural space, rope & thread bought both levels of the gallery together inviting interaction from the viewer young and old.

Articulate is a vast monumental space, one in which Artist’s have room to move and room for the viewer to maneuver around the work be it on the floor, wall or hanging from the ceiling. I’ve counted 34 Artist’s on the room sheet and the space definitely does not look overcrowded. So ‘Circummambulate times 8 + weight = numinous space’, ceramic, stone, cast iron, canvas, paper and charcoal by Toni Warburton doesn’t look lonely in this space in fact it looks great, it’s a wonderful thought provoking piece, I didn’t drag the rock around the centre piece as someone suggested, I heard it happening but missed out on seeing it in action. I love how Toni’s mind works, very elegant.

Just have time for one more and this one left a smile on my face, loved how it made me want to press it’s buttons. ‘Epicorm’, studio fire materials, aluminium, sound system by Alison Clouston and Boyd. I’d play with that everyday.

Happy Birthday Articulate!

Fleur MacDonald

15th December - 24th December 2011

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