20 November to 13 December 2015
Conversation Pieces presented a collection of new works produced by a group of seven Spike Island based studio artists, taking influence from Grant Kester’s concept that ‘we understand [a] work of art as a process of communicative exchange’.
Each participating artist nominated another to create a work in response, ultimately forming a connective exhibition of consequential works. Beginning with community-focused photographic artist Kamina Walton and ending with Charlie Tweed, each nomination was made on the basis of visual or conceptual intrigue between the artists. The handover conversations were an essential part of the project, affecting the influences of the next work created.
KAMINA WALTON http://www.kaminawalton.co.uk/
ANGELA LIZON http://www.angelalizon.com/
JO LATHWOOD http://www.jolathwood.co.uk/
CAITLIN SHEPHERD http://caitlinshepherd.com/
MILO NEWMAN http://www.milonewman.com/
SOLVEIG SETTEMSDAL http://settemsdal.com/
CHARLIE TWEED http://www.charlietweed.com/category/news/
The exhibition was curated by Georgia Hall who was on a placement at Spike Island as part of a Curating MA at the University of West of England.
You can hear recordings of all the conversations here: https://soundcloud.com/conversation-pieces