Exhibition at S.P.A.C.E. Reflects on Experience in Alternative Art Groups


Artist Bertha Husband will present a series of paintings in “Tacking in Time” an exhibition at Gallery S.P.A.C.E. April 8 – May 20. An opening reception will be held April 8 from 5 – 7 p.m.

This exhibition is a retrospective, spanning 25 years, in which the body of work is drawn from six different series. The ocean, present from the beginning, has over time become a dominant theme in the paintings. The title, “Tacking (sailing against the wind) in Time” also refers to Husband’s working life spent in alternative, collaborative art groups. Books, handmade films and other memorabilia of this period are also on display in the exhibition.

“For me the beauty of working with other artists on collaborative projects is that the works that come out of the experience are always a surprise,” says Husband. “The results are something that the artists could never have conceived of and made independently.”

In addition to the exhibition at S.P.A.C.E., Husband will present a lecture entitled “Adrift: The Future of Failure: An Autobiography of an Idea” on Friday, May 6, at 7pm. The lecture focuses on one hundred years of avant-garde art groups specifically early 20th century Parisian-based groups, as well as groups the artist has been personally involved with in England and Chicago since the 1970s.

Husband is a painter and installation artist, a native of Scotland and graduate of the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has taught drawing part time in the Foundations Department at SCAD since 2001. She has exhibited nationally and internationally for the last 30 years in museums such as the Art Institute of Chicago; the Bradford City Art Museum, Bradford, England; and in cultural centers, galleries and art schools in London, Cambridge, Chicago, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Mexico. Husband was also a member of numerous artist collectives such as Artists for Democracy in London and Axe Street Arena in Chicago.

The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public. S.P.A.C.E. is located at 9 W. Henry St. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free off-street parking is available.

For information, contact 912-651-6783 or visit www.savannahga.gov/arts.

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