PROPOSAL for an exhibition in association with SOL-SPACE
Sol-Space is a collective of abstract painters. It was formed in 2012 by artists Ashley West and Stephen Buckeridge to showcases work that is dedicated to a deep and personal exploration into the painting process, the language of abstraction, and the search for meaning. Given the wide range of practices that are now prevalent it was felt that there was a need for a space with a more focused identity, which could act as a showcase for abstract work and a forum for sharing ideas central to its concerns. Work is promoted through the virtual space of the web-site and through periodic group and one person shows in a variety of physical spaces.
At present the collective includes 13 artists and the aim at is to keep the total number to below twenty. These artists have been selected for the exploratory nature of the work and for its integrity. The response of artists to the aims of Sol-Space since its inception has been extremely positive.
One of the central aims of Sol-Space is to re-visit the underlying aims and methods involved in making, showing, discussing and documenting the work. The first activity was a discussion (documented on the website) titled ‘The Question of Integrity’.
Sol-Space is now seeking a space for its inaugural exhibition. The primary aim is to enable its members to view each others work and discuss ideas related to their collaboration, involve interested parties such as other artists, writers, curators and educators, make documentation available, and also share the results of these activities with the wider public.