The Laing Art Gallery
6 – 7pm
Cooking With Three are a mixed-media improv ensemble that work loosely with dance, visuals and sound, directed by Jamie Cook. Collaboration is a key element of the group’s process, with core members Lizzie J Klotz (dance), Adam Goodwin (visuals) and Jamie Cook (sound) invited members of all disciplines to an open fortnightly forum to improvise together and develop interdisciplinary improvised performance.
The ‘Echoes of Abstraction II and the Bottomless Pit of Outros’ performance was fully improvised, realised amongst the exhibition, responding to the work as well and the unique space and audience at the Laing.
Echoes of Abstraction II and The Bottomless Pit of Outros brings together newly commissioned work by artists Jamie Cook, Adam Goodwin, James Pickering and Paul Trickett, alongside highlights from the Laing Art Gallery’s modern and contemporary painting collection. The exhibition explores and is inspired by the legacy of abstract art, and has been organised in partnership with the Laing Art Gallery.
The partnership between the Laing Art Gallery and The NewBridge Project has been devised with the dual aim of supporting emerging artists from the region, as well as creating a new platform for The NewBridge Project at a time of both flux and renewed ambition as they relocate to new premises at Carliol House, Market Street. The exhibition will be accompanied by events as part of Practice Makes Practice, an artist’s development programme initiated by The NewBridge Project and run by artists for artists.
This project is part of the Laing Art Gallery’s contemporary commissioning programme, and has been made possible with the generous support of the Newcastle University Institute for Creative Arts Practice.