Contemporary Eye: Crossovers: Pallant House Gallery, 2011


Inspired by Pallant House Gallery's Collection of Collections, we proposed to the gallery a series of exhibitions that would look at contemporary art through the lens of the collector. Major works by internationally acclaimed artists were temporarily lent to the gallery from private collections and were woven in amongst the gallery's permanent displays and spaces to create a dynamic dialogue between its historic interior and their contemporary aesthetics, merging the familiar with the cutting edge.


For Crossovers, the second in the Contemporary Eye Series, we invited into Pallant House radical works by artists who re-imagined traditional techniques and notions of craftsmanship (such as ceramics, glass, textiles, wood carving and taxidermy) in innovative and modern guises; these were playfully inserted into the gallery's domestic setting, and the result was one of jovial juxtaposition.