A group show presented by Exchange Project in collaboration with The Steamship Project Space.
The Steamship PS, 03/08/2018
“…in the Hands of…” is both a celebration of the made, and a vindication of the author; this exhibition privileges the voice and biography of the artist, emphasising the will and effort required to craft art from the chaos of the world, and especially in a time of extreme uncertainty. It is in the hands of the artist that we find a new view of the world, of our relations within it, of the myths and stories we tell each other and ourselves.
Bringing together the work of Maxwell Rushton, James Sirrell, Joshua Vaughan, Sera Eke, Loz T, James Boman, Klennard, and Lawrence Blackman and Adrian Del Arroyo, “…in the Hands of…” presents a range of sensitive, evocative and striking styles and approaches towards art making in 2018, from the traditional practices of printmaking and bronze work, through lo-fi collage and installation to contemporary film making.
Exchange Project, founded by Joshua Freddie Vaughan and James Sirrell, begun as an arts residency program focussed specifically on helping recent arts graduates, giving them a free space for a period of 2-3 months to develop a body of work, with regular critical and technical support. The project has since evolved into a nomadic curatorial program whose purpose remains to build a support network for artists but seeks also to present works by artists from a diverse background, both national and international, with a goal of fostering a rigorous, multi-faceted engagement with contemporary art.