Project Ability is pleased to present three consecutive solo showcases presenting the diverse practices of artists from our Aspire programme.
Luigi Bertonesi has created a large collection of visionary images weaved together with memories, imagination, travel, family and autobiographical content mastered into hundreds of hand-coloured, panoramic drawings that illustrate his unique story. The exhibition will show an extract of this epic body of work, an enduring making process of which he will continue to make after the exhibition.
Read more about Luigi’s work here (PDF)
George Stevenson will present a series of ceramic sculptures which he made in collaboration with artist, Sally Hackett; exploring abstract forms and an organic approach to artistic collaboration. Made with minimal dialogue between the two artists, the medium of communication was the clay itself. Through cooperation between the two artists, the works emerged via an abstract push and pull; free of the constraints of expectation with mark-making at the forefront, at its most distinct and open.
Read more about George’s work here (PDF)
Catherine Rankine creates work where kitsch is a constant theme. Smiling pets and waving flowers bring to mind the precious status of toys and animals that bring comfort. These fanciful images also include portraits of Catherine herself and domestic objects with a mixture of off-beat humour and so much character in her work, with which she takes it beyond the cute. The subject matter seems inexhaustible to Catherine, it is her passion, bringing to life the strange and alluring world of inanimate objects such as ornaments, cuddly toys and decoration.
Individual events & openings:
Exhibition: 24 April-4 May
Opening: Wed 24 April 1-2pm
Exhibition: 8-18 May
Opening: Wed 8 May 1-2pm
Exhibition: 22 May-1 June
Opening: Wed 22 May 1-2pm
More images of Luigi Bertonesi’s exhibition can be found here.