Kathryn Best and Peter Suchin Glimpses Into Journey’s Depth of Presence
The space in-between two persons struggle sometimes to find a point of definition; at AND event space we see two highly articulate individuals finding points of experience through each other, then into other dimensions of life and the imagination, through the challenge of interpersonal collaboration and experience through visual art and the word.
We see glimpses into their journey’s, their stance and a need to catalyse or intervene with the experience of each other’s visual art. The audience expresses a sense of taught unsteadiness as we all get to know the complications of opinion in expression between the designer, the artist and the sense of the depth of presence created through simply allowing a freedom of self to co-exist in a world that likes to box itself in.
Kathryn Best, presents findings in Ancient Egypt and Luxor through the photographing of architectural phenomena. Her photographs loom with a dark tone and prowess that masks a more somber sense of history, leaving a mystery and questioning of relationship to the viewer. Beside the overbearing mysteries of the phenomena, we see Peter Suchin’s writing about a journey between x and y.
Wondering if we are experiencing a contemporary philosophical mathematical equation or simply a way of communicating unknown identities or experiences we follow the path and allow the journey to shine a light on an unknown value to the work.
Peter Suchin’s paintings have a textural quality that seduces in it's depth, allowing for expression of experience and a relationship to the environment through the found materials that he abstracts, paints and develops. The work is challenged by Kathryn Best’s thoughts to ‘appropriate colour’ or a need to be ‘wary’ as one treads through the experience in a search for the deeper connection. Here seen through the value of the profound synergy of their exchanges; which have been set up to create a backdrop to the questioning of the fundamental avenues of creativity, communication, and relationship. A debate provides a space for the audience to engage, they dwell on the foundations of experience and creative expression. The exhibition thereby forms a space to explore the foundations, pathways and communication styles of creation and co-creation.
Kathryn Best is an Architect, Creative Catalyst and Author of several books including Design Management: Management Design Strategy, Process, and Implementation, Bloomsbury 2015/AVA 2006), University of the Arts London, Design Management Insititute, www.kathrynbest.com
Peter Suchin is an Artist, Critic, and Curator. He has contributed to many publications including Art Monthly, Art Press, The Guardian, Frieze, and Mute. Recent Group shows include Fourteen Turns:Meditations on a Coffee Mill, Lubomirov/Angus Hughes, London) Abstract Apartment2(Deborah House London) Doppelganger(Lewisham Arthouse, London) and Four Words:Market (Liverpool city Centre) - 2016 AND event space, 10 Back Church Lane, London, E1 1 LX Thursday 6 October 2016 ONLY.
Review - Words: Amanda McGregor - One Day, Two Delays at AND event space on Thursday 6 October with Kathryn Best and Peter Suchin.