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AirSpace Studio Group Exhibition August 2016
A group exhibition by AirSpace Studio Artists at AirSpace Gallery

Joyce Iwaszko's practice utilises unconventional materials to create unique contemporary works, using ceramic pigments, clay, cement and paint, as well as often incorporating installation. She explores colour, scale, and surface, aiming to converge histories and a sense of place. The work is concerned with identity, secret codes and temporary existence.

Work produced for Misaligned is titled, City of Colour: Jasper 2021?

Joyce has responded to Stoke-on-Trent's bid for UK City of Culture 2021. She references the colours used to promote the bid and those of Wedgwood's Jasper trials, creating a dialogue across colour, surface and time Misaligned. The work is concerned with identity, secret codes, and temporary existence.

Exhibition Information

Constructions and compositions, processes and procedures, rules and rituals - we live in a world full of structures, ones we can see and ones we cannot. But what happens when these are challenged? What sort of world do we find ourselves in?

9 diverse artists investigate the underlying systems of our lives.

Misaligned will feature the following artists and creative practitioners: Chloe Ashley, Emilie Atkinson, Kat Boon, Kyle Cartlidge, Kornelia Herms, Joyce Iwaszko, Jenna Naylor, Peter R Smith and Sarah Thorley.

For Misaligned, the AirSpace Studio Artists will consider the notion of structure, responding and questioning the variety of connotations that are associated with the concept. For some of the AirSpace Studio Artists, the notion of structure relates explicitly to our surroundings, from architecture to nature, alongside the objects that inhabit our environment, these artists will consider the meaning of material structures, and how these can be challenged or subverted within their practice.

Alternatively, other members of the AirSpace Studio, regard structure as a reference to the abstract, or systems that are implemented within our society. These range from political and social structures, which we frequently question and scrutinise, to the immaterial data and technological structures that have dramatically transformed our existence.

Ultimately, the group exhibition aims to examine the assortment of structures that inhabit our lives, observing the methods in which we often misalign from these constructions and configurations.