It sounds like the kind of thing the Twitterati, or should that be Twitter-Arty, would love, an exhibition which aims to highlight the way artists operate in networks. In Nexus, an exhibition at the Phoenix Gallery, Exeter, four contemporaty Exeter-based artists have invited artists from their own personal creative networks – both within and beyond the South West – to exhibit alongside them in this group show.
OK. I’ll admit it. When I first entered the Viewpoint Gallery at Plymouth College of Art on Tuesday, September 29, I laughed.
A silver dome-tent sprouting six multicoloured sleeping bags was positioned in the middle of the floor. A series of interconnected jackets and sleeping bags sporting dangling, tentacle-like orange gauntlets was hanging from the ceiling. The exhibits looked as though they belonged on a space station. I was intrigued.