On Thursday 10th December 2015 - despite it being a cold and miserable London evening - the Autumn / Winter exhibition of the artists of Vout-O-Reenee's opened at The Stash Gallery. The traditional hang of the exhibition was rather well received by the fine turn out of artists, visitors and guests. It is a great collection of artworks from a really exciting group of contemporary artists.
I thoroughly enjoyed curating this show - especially as it gave me a chance to work with sculptors - a field I am determined to support and explore more in 2016 for What Is The Point?
The exhibition is on until the 29th of January and I thought I would, once again, share my introduction text with you to entice you to visit the show.. Let me know though if you do as I would be pleased to meet you to raise a glass at Vout-O-Reenee's.
Anji Richards - Anna Jung-Seo - Camilla Buckthorpe
Carson Parkin-Fairley - Darren Coffield - DnA Factory
Fiona Brenninkmeyer - Jillian Knipe - Jo Dennis - Julie Ann
Kate Enters - Kate Westbrook - Laura Fishman
Leonard Sexton - Lucy Ash - Maria Carleton - Märta Larsson
Martin Richman - Mat Clum - Molly Parkin
Michele Howarth Rashman - Paul Benney
Paul Sakoilsky - Sam Neal - Wilma Johnson
Curated by Kate Enters
Vout-O-Reenee’s Members Group Show 2015
Drawing, Collage & Print
An introduction by Kate Enters
Whether you listen to a piece of music, or a poem, or look at a picture or a piece of sculpture, what matters about it is not what it has in common with others of its kind, but what is singularly its own.
Basil Bunting (1900 – 1985)
The celebration of singularity and individualism is easy when exploring the styles and work from the members of Vout-O-Reenee’s. Each artist featured in this exhibition has a unique viewpoint and conversation offered through their art.
This did however offer a curatorial challenge – I wanted to harness the unique styles yet display them with continuity and a feeling of being part of a considered collection!
I decided to have some fun, simplify my thinking and focus on colour palettes and occasional graphic contrasts! Blues and yellows with a blast of red and strong russet brown balance the graphic black and greys.. Rather fitting for an exhibition starting late Autumn and ending in Winter.
Thanks to all the artists and the wonderful Jan and Sophie for the opportunity to curate another show in The Stash Gallery.
Kate Enters – 10th December 2015
Kate is an artist and the founder and curator of What Is The Point? – an arts initiative supporting contemporary artists.