Test Space Open 2015 Test Space, Spike Island, Bristol
Preview, 6-9pm, Friday 1st May
Exhibition runs 2 – 17 May (open 11-5pm to 4th May and then 12-5pm thereafter). Closed Monday 11th May
Test Space Open is a free open call out show, attracting submissions from across the UK and beyond.
This year’s selectors were Gordon Dalton (Artist and Independent Curator), Kypros Kyprianou (Spike Island Studio Artist) and Juliet Lennox (Spike Island Assistant Curator).
“Although not themed or curated, the Test Space artists jostle together nicely. Their work compliments each other, some politely, some sitting awkwardly and firing off the odd insult. There’s a folk art feel, but one that feels almost science fiction, like some kind of relic from the future. The artists neatly slalom any artisan Hipsterism or utopian daydreaming by having one foot firmly planted in the everyday world with often brutal imagery, self depreciating humour and crudely hewn and finely crafted ideas.”
Gordon Dalton, Selector, Test Space Open 2015
The full list of artists included will be announced later this week.