The Horsebridge Arts Centre in Whitstable has a new show: Art Is Something More Dangerous which runs from now until Sunday the 28th of January. The opening hours of the centre are as follows: Mondays to Saturdays - 9am to 6pm. Sundays: 10am to 5pm. Address: 11 Horsebridge Road, Kent CT5 1AF For more info visit: http://www.horsebridge-centre.org.uk/?q=exhibitions
The Horsebridge Centre is located in the heart of Whitstable on a site which has a long tradition of community and cultural activity. Since its launch in April 2004, the Horsebridge has established itself as a quality venue at the heart of arts, social, learning and leisure activities in Whitstable and the wider east Kent area. The Horsebridge Centre has a packed programme of events all year round that includes ground floor galleries, workshops, cafe with balcony and a large performance space for theatre, screenings, talks and live music.
The exhibition title hails from the following quote from Simon O'Sullivan's 2001 essay on art and affect: 'But in fact, art is something much more dangerous: a portal, an access point to another world (our world experienced differently), a world of impermanence and interpenetration, a molecular world of becoming.'
The exhibition's aim is to bring together artists of all levels who explore the role of art in contemporary society and work in engaging, playful, thought-provoking ways. The submitted works have been curated into a 'living room' space. And the works respond to themes of domesticity, interiors, lived-in spaces and objects, relationships and rituals that exist in these environments, notions of gender, class, dreams, desires, hopes, situations, sounds and atmospheres that artists associate with 'the living room'.
The First Extricate Print Fair will feature affordable prints courtesy of esteemed artists such as Emma Coleman, Frank Auerbach, Guy Allott, James Johnston,
Jock McFadyen, Jonas Ranson, Kim James-Wilson,
Lee Edwards, Mark Jackson, Peter Harris & Lee "Scratch" Perry, Raksha Patel, Team Beswick & Pye, Tinsel Edwards, Twinkle Troughton, Vanessa Winch and many more. More news soon
(Image above: oil paint on paper prints by Mark Jackson. Image below: "The Life Drawing Class" (After Matisse) by Team Beswick & Pye
Note: The first 20 people to arrive at the gallery on the evening of 1/3/2018 will receive an exclusive framed print signed by artist Jo Mama completely free of charge.