In and Beyond the Studio
In Transit Space, Manchester UK
12 September – 12 October 2022
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In and Beyond the Studio is an end of residency exhibition showcasing the works of artists Alecia Neo, Arabel Lebrusan and Latifah A.Stranack who work in very different ways. The exhibition journeys in and beyond the artists’ studios, showcasing a selection of finished outputs that each artist has been developing during their residency. Throughout the residency, there was an ongoing dialogue focused on processes and finished works, as well as, the role of the studio and what it means to each artist. By displaying finished outputs alongside documentation of how the artists execute their ideas, the exhibition provides a visual comparison that highlights the different methods and processes that shape the works.
Although each artist has a contrasting notion of the studio, all agree that it is a critical element in the production of their work. The exhibition raises the question whether the ‘studio’ is simply a space capable of accommodating physical needs, or a seminal phase for contemplation and reflection. In and Beyond the Studio works towards articulating the profound influence that the studio has on our thinking and practice, perhaps even defining us as artists or creative practitioners. No matter how one describes the studio, physically or intellectually, it encapsulates the process that leads to a finished piece of work.