Miraculous Urgency: exploring the relationship between catharsis and art

You may have seen a blog I posted back in March about an upcoming exhibition kdoutsiderart.com is organising in collaboration with Now and Again Gallery in Brighton, UK. I’d just like to extend a huge thank you to all of the artists who submitted work – the standard was incredibly high, and myself and Daniella Norton, the co-curator, thoroughly enjoyed browsing through the fantastic work. We have now narrowed down the exhibiting artists to 24, and are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their work at the Gallery.

Lucy Richards, Between Two Worlds

Lucy Richards, Between Two Worlds


The exhibiting artists include: Jonathan Alibone, Michael Bartlett, Polly Blake, Sean Burn, Nick Carrick, Lou Clement, Ellen Cross, Nikki Davidson-Bowman, Hannah Dennison, Jayne Eagle, Libby Goddard, Sharon Jaque, Lydia Meehan, Jenny Milarski, Steve Murison, Susan Plover, Lucy Richards, Ginette Rimmington-Jones, Luciana Rosado, Katie Sollohub, Anthony Stevens, Chris Stevens, Mike Stoakes and Joshua Uvieghara.

Katie Sollohub, A Handful of Memories

Katie Sollohub, A Handful of Memories

The exhibition will include works created in a whole host of ways, in a wide range of media, including, but not limited to: paintings, drawings, sketchbooks, film, sound pieces and sculpture, and it will focus on the link between art and catharsis. We are currently in the process of putting together a booklet with written pieces by various artists and writers outlining their thoughts on the links and the importance of art in providing a cathartic release. With the show, ‘Miraculous Urgency,’ we hope to highlight introspective moments within artistic practice where, for whatever reason, a cathartic act has taken place during the making of the work. It will shine a light on the importance of creativity, and how, in many cases, process is equally as important as product.

Ellen Cross, Father

Ellen Cross, Father

We will be holding a preview event on Saturday 4th July, 6 – 9pm at the Gallery space: Now and Again Gallery, 17B Beaconsfield Villas, Brighton, BN1 6HA, and would love you to come along if you are in Brighton. The exhibition will continue on the 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th July, 1 – 5pm (or by appointment at other times).

You can find out more about the Gallery by clicking here.

If you would like more information on the exhibition, please get in touch by emailing: kdoutsiderart@yahoo.com.



Featured image: Luciana Rosado

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