Saturday, 30 April 2011
3rd - 14th May
Private View: 5th May 6-8pm
...Open Tues-Fri 12-6
Prone to fads and following the crowd, paradoxically often trying to break from the crowd in a quest for uniqueness, we stumble over clichés and lose authenticity.
Isolated and solitary, at the same time one of a mass of many, this exhibition speaks of the duality of developing contextual dialogues through cultural collaboration, recognising and investigating work that has gone before, whilst at the same time striving for independent creative expression and autonomy.
Surface Gallery is an arts organisation entirely run by volunteers and this year's annual in house exhibition provides a platform for the practice of its volunteers, seeking to explore the dichotomy that a crowd is a reduction of the sum of its parts and by working in a group you can lose your own identity.
In times of ever increasing government cutbacks to arts budgets and the oversaturation of art school graduates, how do young contemporary artists find a voice in the crowd and how can one group stand out from another?