POPart must surely be about balloons. After all the gallery is filled with thousands of the airy spheres, conjuring up suggestions of celebration, buoyant fun and comic potential. The four works in POPart certainly reflect these whimsical balloon origins. At the same time the artists take advantage of the unique qualities of the medium; a colourful, feather-light vessel of air that is able to move through space of its own accord, stack, change form, carry other objects and is capable of endless repetition & iteration.
But there is more. POPart invites you to think beyond the object & the medium and journey into an exploration of ideas and constructs. How do you interpret the measure of air in a space, is the inventive imagination sparked by the prospect of destruction, how is the shifting role of artist and audience revealed, how do these works relate to the history of art, how do we perceive truth ?
Four works, four artists invite you to think, feel and play. William Lamson, Karina Smigla-Bobinski, Ceal Floyer and Martin Creed are catalysts, rigorously setting in motion expressive, humorous and sometimes ironic propositions that may transform how you interact with contemporary art.