The curatorial and editorial project for systems, non-
The New Accelerator
Ruskin Gallery, East Road, Cambridge CB1 1PT
9 March to 3 April 2023 Mon to Fri, 9.00am to 5:00pm
©Copyright Patrick Morrissey and Clive Hancock All rights reserved.
'The New Accelerator' exhibition in the Ruskin Gallery presents the work of 27 artists.
Named after a short story by H.G. Wells from 1901, 'The New Accelerator' establishes a dialogue between a range of artists whose work reflects advances in technology through reductive, minimal, architectonic or geometric approaches.
Katrina Blannin, Eric Butcher, Sandra Crisp, Natalie Dower, Tim Ellis, Julia Farrer, Árpád Forgo, Hanz Hancock + Patrick Morrissey, Stephen Jaques, Hans Kotter, Caroline List, George Meyrick, Ian Monroe, Jeremy Morgan, Laurence Noga, Milly Peck, playpaint, Carol Robertson, Sarah Sparkes, Benet Spencer, Trevor Sutton, Trisant (Julian Hughes Watts), Kate Terry, April Virgoe, Adia Wahid, Mary Yacoob
Hanz Hancock & Patrick Morrissey(Saturation Point), Laurence Noga, Benet Spencer
The New Accelerator, a short story by H.G. Wells from 1901, addresses technological development, introducing a new perception of reality through a tonic which has the effect of slowing the world’s rotation. Taking the same name, The New Accelerator exhibition aims to establish a dialogue between a range of artists who have reflected advances in technology through reductive, minimal, architectonic or geometric approaches.
This story chimes with the editing process and focus through which abstract artists construct their images, using processes based on limitation, a single element, or through repetition or extension. Working with various partner organisations and individuals, the project identifies an interaction between art, science, science fiction and systems. Through presenting 27 contrasting artists’ practices, the exhibition, along with a symposium and catalogue essays, will address points of connection and departure within these key areas.