Life exists all around us. Generally referring to a period of time
during which something lasts or remains popular or may be stored and
remain suitable for use. In this exhibition the generic meaning greatly
expanded tackles the metaphoric head on. Nowhere is shelf life more
actively evident than in a supermarket or increasingly less evident
than in todays public libraries. In its development through
language and technology it invades the tangible and intangible. Culture,
sub-culture, art practice, design, fashion and architecture are just
a few instances where shelf life is reasoned using notions of usability
and exhaustion of idea.
Finally , we all individually and collectively are given a shelf
life and we negotiate it as best we can.
This exhibition brings together the work of a diverse group of established
and younger artists from East Coast to West Coast to explore - Shelf
Life through silent contemplation - juxtaposition - inference - metamorphoses
- transcendence - re-mapping - projection - generation and transformation.
Su Baker, Susanna Castleden, Lesley Duxbury, Sarah Elson, Caspar Fairhall,
Pamela Gaunt, Simon Gevers, Richard Giblett, Bevan Honey, Janet Laurence,
Brian McKay, Hilarie Mais, Akio Makigawa, Tom Müller, Jánis
Nedéla, Louise Paramor,
Douglas Sheerer, Mike Singe, Bruce Slatter, Alex Spremberg, Virginia
Ward, David Watt