Hanmi Gallery is pleased to announce the 19th interim exhibition ‘SHIFT’ by a group of artists who share a sensibility of fragility and openness in their practice. Motivation driving the work of individuals within the group is diverse, but what draws these artists together is a belief that many readings of a work should be possible, that it should attempt to describe an open-ended world.
The title ‘SHIFT’ itself shifts around between meanings, the earth’s plates moving beneath our feet, a measure of time, a garment, the moving of objects, a change of pace. The premise of this show is embodied already within the fabric of the gallery. Stripped back in its pre-refurbishment state, the gallery shows us the bones of a building. It is in itself an open work. The artists’ work hangs together loosely, as if in the process of being placed, describing the nature of the interim and using the gallery space to intensify this sense of uncertainty.
Ten of these eleven artists are at an emerging state in their careers, the quality of uncertainty in their work recognised by established artist Neal Tait in conversations with Rebecca Byrne and Liz Elton, who have curated the show.
Hanmi Gallery is due to undergo major refurbishment but is currently open to the public with a program of interim exhibitions, of which ‘SHIFT’ is the 19th edition. The grand opening will take place in summer 2013.
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