Offshoot Arts, in collaboration with Cura Art and A Space for Art, are pleased to present It’s My House! A collective space and exhibition celebrating the role of collectors in their embrace and support of creativity. This immersive exhibition utilizes Home House’s former life as a domestic space, creating a united “house” and cultural hub for inspiration, debate and sanctuary, surrounded by the joy that artistry brings.
Humans have collected objects throughout our existence as functional apparatus, for the pursuit of knowledge, as status symbols, and to surround ourselves with beauty, but also as sentimental mementos and to feel a part of the wider human experience through the creative skill of others. The objects in our homes reflect our personality, interests and storytelling about our lives, selected and positioned with intent.
Many of the artists included in this exhibition are inspired by what 'home' means to them and navigate that theme in multiple ways. The significance of our homes as havens has become even more poignant over the last few years. The artists in this exhibition explore this notion in diverse ways - embracing the traditional genre of still-life; exploring identity and character through interiors and objects; hyper-realist depictions of the every day that shine a light on the mundane and beauty within that. Many of the works celebrate the idea of how the home brings people together and enhances a sense of belonging and community. They highlight the importance of our environment and the architectural and interior worlds we create. The re-working of traditional and often considered 'female' pursuits of weaving and tapestry offer a fresh interpretation of gendered domestic spaces.
It’s My House! was founded by CURA Art as a series of exhibitions in appropriate spaces.
About CURA Art:
The patronage and philanthropy of collectors is increasingly vital for the support of artists and sustaining the arts more broadly. From focusing acquisitions on under-represented groups to providing access to the works that they own, collectors are increasingly conscientious, and this renewed sense of patronage will be fundamental to the arts moving forward. Georgia Powell and Liza Shapiro established CURA Art to support collectors on their journey. “Collectors are custodians of our cultural heritage,” says Powell, “and CURA Art exists to help them fully harness their potential.”
Based in Los Angeles and London, CURA Art supports collectors and organizations with the care and management of collections.
About A Space for Art
For over ten years, A Space for Art is at the forefront of connecting fine art with exceptional spaces in the UK and globally; curating permanent and rotational art exhibitions that inspire and engage audiences. A Space for Art collaborates with some of the most exciting artists and galleries working today. A Space for Art provides exhibition spaces in prominent and prestigious locations across the globe to promote art, support artists, introduce new audiences and enhance brand engagement.
Installation images courtesy of A Space for Art and Demelza Lightfoot Photography