THE SEAT WITH THE CLEAREST VIEW
13 January - 4 February 2001
Opening Night: Friday 12 January from 6pm to 8.30pm
'The seat with the clearest view' is an exhibition of new art from the UK arranged by London-based artist Polly Staple. The exhibition includes painting, drawing, sculpture, text-collage and video, and extends Grey Matter's commitment to developing contacts with overseas artists and curators.
Plus Prepare for Impact by FLATPACK001.
FlatPack001 was established in 1998 by Mark Beasley, Stephen Beasley and Tim Hutchinson to assess the viability of producing an accessible and challenging alternative to the static gallery space and develop a versatile, mobile conceptual structure that responds to the individual needs of artist, audience and location. FlatPack001 is an attitude deprived of location. It is a survival compound, a way of developing an alternative set of ideas and a space for experimentation. Collectively the project draws on architectural, curatorial and artistic practice, providing new formats for creative inter-change.
In 'Prepare for Impact' FlatPack001 propose to use the gallery as a drop zone, providing a custom-made parachute to ease the drop of art from one cultural context into another.
++ CD-ROM showcase: prepared keyboard by Wade Marynowsky.
Gallery hours: Fri/Sat/Sun 12pm-6pm (or by appointment)
Enter gallery via rear lane