Artist talk thursday 5th December at SVA Stroud John Street 8pm (with possibility to view exhibition prior to talk 6pm-8pm)
‘Convergence&Space’ re-opens weekend saturday 7th& sunday 8th December 11am-5pm, included some new work created in the venue by Paul Grellier& Ann-Margreth Bohl
Weeks have passed by, ‘Convergence&Space’ has been visited well, during the week of its opening we had about 900 people coming to see it, all ages, from fellow artists to passers by parking in the car park next to the Goods Shed to fetch a train or to do their shopping. One man came in one day, unexpected but open to whatever might meet him…his words were “I did not see anything like it before, I don’t know what to say but I am going to tell my mates to come round, it’s great.”
We had a few weeks of being playful in the way we arranged this exhibition, not easy for me initially but even more enjoyable in the end. Our work moved constantly, some bigger pieces had to remain in their original location but many objects changed location daily. So here are a few snapshots of one day in the life of ‘Convergence&Space’….
Since the beginning of this week Paul Grellier and myself have been setting up in the Goods Shed, Stroud for “Convergence& Space”…going through the normal motions of setting up for a exhibition, all the uncertainty and excitement that comes with it. But somehow it has aspects I have not encountered before…we are working in a huge space, two train carriages can easily fit in here, this space is full of possibilities, sometimes to many possibilities float around in our minds. The other aspect is that Paul and myself have not collaborated before, which is not at all a problem if anything it is a observation, having just spend a few days on my own at “The Sheds” working, I can see how a huge space and working with another artist and his way of going about setting up is inspiring, at moments unsettling (especially when Paul decides to climb along the beams of the roof to install work). Some things about collaborating are difficult to put into words, it is a bit like magic.