DEPART is Onespace Gallery’s final exhibition for 2020, showing from 11 December 2020 – 30 January 2021 the exhibition straddles the old and new year and provides artists the space to offer meaningful points of departure.
As civilization wrestles with its own impermanence, creativity offers a way of being that navigates the uncanny, transcends borders, and provides a tether to alternate worlds. With the luxury of globetrotting not being a present possibility, we look toward the arts to become borderless.
Artists within the exhibition reflect on the idea that this year will not ‘conclude’ in the usual way, offering musings on their new trajectory’s, what they feel and how to even begin reflecting. Revealed within DEPART are tendency’s that we, as humans, turn to during times of adversity; seeking reassurance in spirituality due to our distrust in Western democracy, finding small comforts in domestic spaces, using art as a form of escapism and choosing to be optimistic whilst tentatively moving forward.
Curated by Taylor Hall the exhibition will present work by Ross Booker, Amy Carkeek, Sebastian Di Mauro, Dan Elborne, Tamika Grant-Iramu, James Hornsby, Sebastian Moody, Matthew Newkirk, Thomas Oliver, Zoe Porter & Jackie Ryan.