Project Ability are pleased to present Big Skies, Scandinavian exchange showing works by artists from Finland, Norway and Sweden alongside a selection of Project Ability artists. Big Skies is an artistic exploration and celebration of weather; its changeable nature, our fascination with it and its sometime mystic and sumblime beauty.
Our Nordic collaborators in this exhibition share a maritime and subartic climate and, to turn our attention to the ethereal subject of the sky, we aim to create a shared aesthetic vision. The celestial images in this exhibition vary in content and subject; some are territorial visions beneath the sky and abstracted landscapes and what they have in common is the desire for a heightened and remarkable view. The sky is an archetypal modernist subject; an empty expanse unaffected by history and politics. Anchored in time and place and brought together in this exhibition, these images carry metaphorical weight. Just as “blue sky thinking” is synonomous with wonder for the future, Big Skies is to picture the sky as an expanse that brings us together.
Exhibiting artists are Hanne Arnheim from Amalie Skrams Hus, Norway; Buster Hollingworth, Camilla Holmquist and Jens Nilsson from Inuti, Sweden; Harri Blomberg from Kettuki, Finland; Tommy Kemp, Duncan Gray, Sandra Ormiston and Fletcher Stobbs from Project Ability.
Image credit: Untitled, acrylic and charcoal on canvas by Fletcher Stobbs