Pyschic Avatars – Lowry
Commissioned by international artists Kartoon Kings for the Lowry’s first “Transformation Commission’.
Artists Grennan and Sperandio of Kartoon Kings saved themselves time, money and resources by using us as a single point of contact. We translated their sketches and small plasticine models into large complex 3D, inflatable structures, which we installed for their controversial Psychic Avatars of Salford exhibition at the Lowry Gallery
The artists were selected by a prestigious judging panel including former Turner Prize-nominee artist Richard Wilson, and independent curator David Thorp, formerly Director of the South London Gallery and Curator of Contemporary Projects at the Henry Moore Foundation.
Richard Wilson and David Thorp concluded, “We felt it was essential that the commission should reflect what is happening now in art and provide the people of Salford and visitors to The Lowry with something that was truly world class while at the same time being accessible enough for people who were coming to contemporary art for the first time to understand and enjoy.”
The Transformations commissions funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation have been set up to create new site-specific work for The Lowry’s Promenade Gallery. Reflecting one of the venue’s programming themes of exploring the unique architecture of The Lowry, an integral part of the Transformation brief was for the artists to work imaginatively with the inspirational qualities of the gallery space and propose ideas with high visual impact.