Saturday, 12 May 2012

Olympic Inspiration


Life Force: The Corn Exchange, Newbury.  1 May - 14 June 2012
This exhibition, curated by Jane Vaidya, presents work inspired by the 2012 Olympics.  It includes OHOS artist Ingrid Jensen's photographs of her sculpture Poker Dice.  This was originally made for arjeea21's Olympic Ideals exhibition in Battle Library Reading in 2009 in response to the Olympic and Paralympic Values: Excellence, Respect, Friendship, Equality, Determination, Courage and Inspiration.  The five plaster forms are derived from knuckle bones, and may rest in any one of six positions.  No matter how high our ideals, our future is still vulnerable to chance - a throw of the dice.
The exhibition is part of Open Studios West Berkshire and North Hampshire.