Exploring Inside The Box: Recent works by Tineke Bruijnzeels and Cally Trench

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Thursday, 8 September 2022 to Sunday, 6 November 2022
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Exploring Inside The Box: Recent works by Tineke Bruijnzeels and Cally Trench

Rules can liberate. By limiting some aspect of a project, the imagination can be freed. In business, people are asked to think ‘outside the box’ - that is daringly, unconventionally. However, it can be exploration within a box of your own choice that can generate the deepest thoughts, the biggest surprises, the most extraordinary experiences, and the greatest daring.

The work in this exhibition by Tineke Bruijnzeels and Cally Trench all emerges out of rules, confines and restrictions. Tineke explains that: ‘Rules create a limited space in which I explore how far I can go with materials and objects. The limits I set myself are the boundaries in which I make my work.’

At the heart of this exhibition are two year-long photographic projects, which the two artists undertook in parallel, posting one photograph a week each, side by side, online.

Tineke’s Circles project is informed by the idea that: “No whirlpool in a stream is alike. Apparently different and separate, but essentially the same” (Rupert Spira). A whirlpool is a temporary form, which is formed and dissolved in a stream. Tineke’s project was to photograph many varieties of a circle, and show them flowing together as one colourful stream, presented as a banner.

The exhibition also contains some of Cally's 'Metamorphosis' drawings of her hands turning into wings, some very animation short films and a playable board game 'Gravestones and Dry Bones'. Work by Tineke includes rule-based drawings and daily projects.

Cally’s Artists’ Hands are photographic portraits of artists, but without showing their faces; for Cally, hands are as expressive and individual as faces.

Visitors can join Cally for a talk and readings from her book 105 Artists’ Hands: Touch Tell Create on Thursday 3rd November.

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