27 January – 4 March 2018

Flow explores the ways in which the physical materials that artists choose and use to create work influence and direct the Final outcome. The exhibition includes sculpture, painting, photography, film, ceramics and installation in which matter oozes, pours, tears, sags, cracks or hangs in the balance, vitally influencing form and scale.  Tension is created between the intention of the artist and the potential of accident.

Artworks include the film Singularity by Solveig Settemsdal, which won the prestigious Jerwood Drawing prize; and ceramics by the ground breaking artist Jonathan Keep, who programmes 3D printers with an element of chance to create innovative and intriguing porcelain pieces.

Alexis Harding, winner of the John Moores Painting Prize, will be showing work that challenges the way paint normally behaves and functions.  And, Harriet Hill will be making a site specifc installation that responds directly to the visceral qualities of the materials she uses and the OBS Gallery space.

Clare Price’s paintings explore the tension between geometric elements derived from digital technology and more expressive mark making. And, Emily Glass’ making process ensures that forms cannot be wholly predetermined, her fabric sculptures suggest the play of improvisation and chance.