Synthesis brings together a multifaceted and impressive collection of works by a heterogenous group of artists. Working across disciplines and borders, these artists have collaborated through the prism of the show to create a homogenous environment in which the viewer can be overwhelmed.
The show has been curated on formalist grounds, with a heterogenous group of artists being brought together for the quality of their work and the diversity of practice. Each work sits alongside its fellows in a way that achieves both synthesis with the whole, as well as contrasts and contradictions between the works themselves. The works stand alone as autonomous creations, but for the brief life of this exhibition, the works themselves collaborate upon the environment so as to create a new work entirely of its own. Liminal and site-specific, this new work is a collaboration between all of the artists, the two curators, and the building itself. The ghosts of all artworks to have inhabited this room are still present, and these future ghosts exist together now.
Artists in the exhibition are: Hawazin Alotaibi, Solanne Bernard, Camilla Bliss, Vilte Fuller, Harriet Gillett, Taru Happonen, Melissa Kitty Jarram, Kaitlin Johnson, Jo Kitchen, Linda Linko, Alexi Marshall, Emily Moore, Kemi Onabule, Llinos Owen, Rhiannon Salisbury, Valerie Savchits, Amba Sayall-Bennett, Julie-Ann Simpson, Ellie Wang, Salomé Wu