A four person exhibition by Project Ability artists Jonathan Barr, John Beaton, Robert McKenzie and Sandra Ormiston presented as part of Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art Included Programme 2012.
In response to the festival theme Real Time, the exhibition explores the occurrence of speech as a central idea. The World Awaits (For More Info) is a presentation of new work by four Project Ability artists working in the Aspire programme encompassing painting, drawing, ceramic relief objects and floor based text installations. The work created represents a visual language equivalent to the texture and tonality of speech and the artists current practices collectively sit within various dialogues; formed by notes, stories, urgent calligraphies and textual abstractions and explore the enduring human will to communicate. The World Awaits (For More Info) documents snippets of a group of artists with disability and questions aspects of being, knowledge, and communication. The exhibition presents the exchanges of the artists, in their workspace and their sonic environment, representing a high volume world with its ever multiplying and changing modes of communication. The exhibition investigates the nature of human thought and communication with the viewer left to ponder the fascination present in the commonplace using text as a silent and printed object, amplified by the extant voices of a group of artists working through disability.
Exhibition: 20 April – 26 May
Opening preview: Saturday 21 April 6-8pm
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10-5pm Sun 12-6pm (until 7 May)
Continues beyond festival 8-26 May Tues-Sat 10-5pm
The exhibitions programme is supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
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