Friday, January 25, 2008

Jennifer Douglas "ENERGENCY3" Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, UK


1 December 2007 - 27 January 2008
Preview: Friday 30 November 2007, 7-9pm

Artists: Paul Becker / Jennifer Douglas / Pil & Galia Kollectiv / Jock Mooney / Magali Reus / Benjamin Senior / Dolly Thompsett / Cathy Ward & Eric Wright

The selectors of Emergency3 were: Harold Offeh, artist / Paul Hedge, Co-director of Hales Gallery, London / Hannah Firth, Curator, Chapter and Wales at Venice Biennale 2007 / Joanne Bushnell, Director, aspex

Emergency3 is aspex's third open submission biennial exhibition, organised to promote the work of emerging artists. This year, the selectors received over six hundred entries from around the world. Eight artists and artists’ collectives were selected for the show, one of which will be awarded the prize of a solo exhibition at aspex.

While Emergency3 is not a curated exhibition, work was selected not only on its own merits but also for the way it would fit together with the other chosen works. This process involved looking at the work submitted by each of the artists (some three-thousand pictures and videos), discussing it, and identifying connections and themes. The exhibition brings together painting, sculpture, installation, video, printing, drawing and model-making, to illustrate a wide range of concerns and interests being explored by some of the most innovative contemporary artists working today.spe