EXHIBITION: Material Environments
The Tetley, Hunslet Road, Leeds, LS10 1JQ
Phoebe Cummings | Keith Harrison | Serena Korda | Harold Offeh | Joanna Pietrowska
Preview: Thursday 3 May, 6-8pm
During Material Environments, The Tetley will become a site not just for the display of artwork but of live production, experiment, making and participation. Five artists have been invited to work across the gallery’s spaces, to experiment with ideas of physical and psychological transformation. The resulting works, which engage with subjects ranging from social media, botany and chemical science to architecture and music, will grow and evolve over the course of the exhibition, operating as installations, workshops or laboratories. Taking as its starting point an interest in the process of artistic research and production, Material Environments makes this process visible for the audience to see, experience and be involved in.
The exhibition departs from an experience of art based on the environments in which we usually find it – paintings in a gallery and performance in a theatre – towards an understanding of art as something which actively defines our environment.