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PODspace stopped operating as a traditional gallery at the end of 2012, before experimenting with pop up exhibitions in 2013. During 2014 PODspace will again retain the pop up exhibition format, working with partners to activate spaces around Newcastle.

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February 20, 2012

Two, Too, To, 2 | Peter SPEIGHT and Ahn WELLS

Wednesday 22 February - Saturday 10 March 2012

Opening night: Thursday 23 February from 6pm


This exhibition sees both artists pushing their individual art practices into new directions. SPEIGHT will be exhibiting for the first time drawings within a white gallery space. While WELLS is exploring ideas beyond her signature pattern and abstract based works on paper.

Dwuan LaTrobe writes about the works:

"Ahn's works are a series she entitles Garden Party Suite. And I'm transported to a world where things are much simpler. Tea on the lawn and a nice game of croquet. When video games looked like:

You awake in a garden. To the west the blooms are huddled close. There are paths to South, North, East.
>look blooms

Pixelated pinpricks, hexagonal cartwheels; I love the simplistic nature of Ahns work. There's a certain etherealness to it, like the ghost of a tatterdemalion. Poke it with a stick and it just disappears.

Peter's work, on the other hand, doesn't do anything like fade away into the back ground, it's just there. The wry wit of a mad magician with a well-thumbed tarot deck of fantastical images. In an inverted 35 card spread on 2 walls. Blasting away with colour, seeped in symbolism. A well-spiced psychedelic soup.

I like the one with the divers. It's telling me something deep."