Mike Ballard, Rob Branigan, Jack Evans, Katharina Fitz, Kieran Leach, Veronika Neukirch, Anna Perach, Anna Reading, Catriona Robertson, Christopher Stead, Tess Williams and Andrea V Wright
In these uncertain times it has become integral to our physical wellbeing to keep our distance. But it has also become imperative to our mental wellbeing to remain in contact. The ways we interact with each other have shifted, for the most part, but it remains as vital as ever to stay connected.
CONTACT features artists that Thorp Stavri have previously worked with – forming both professional and personal relationships – as well as those we had planned to work with in the future, before Covid-19 disrupted our programming.
As the art world slows down and shifts online, all featured artists have had projects cancelled or postponed and their careers put on hold indefinitely. CONTACT offers an antidote to this, giving a platform to showcase work in spite of current challenges. Many of the works have been created in lockdown, further mirroring the new normal.
The situation we’ve all found ourselves in can be seen as an opportunity: a catalyst for adaptation and a lesson in communication. In times when it would be easy to let relationships diminish and creativity lose momentum, it’s more important than ever to remain in contact.
The exhibition went live on Fad Magazine’s Instagram page on Monday 04.05.2020 and featured work from Mike Ballard, Rob Branigan, Jack Evans, Katharina Fitz, Kieran Leach, Veronika Neukirch, Anna Perach, Anna Reading, Catriona Robertson, Christopher Stead, Tess Williams and Andrea V Wright.