OpenHand OpenSpace Gallery, Brock Keep, 571 Oxford Road, Reading RG30 1HL
How to get there.
OpenHand OpenSpace Gallery: 'The Nature of Randomness' - Solo exhibition by Virginia Tozzi
What if the shape of a rock, the flexibility of grass, a mosquito fly, a breath, every single meaningless moment you experience,
were "random". Consequently, everything would be "random".
Nonetheless, this is not the case. Indeed, the whole universe is a complex system, consisting of physical, chemical, and space-time
interactions. This system is called nature. We, as humans, know that perfectly. However, we often define as "random" all the events
that go beyond our understanding and our intentions.
"The Nature of Randomness" aims to explore and discredit the idea of "randomness". In order to do so, the canvas
directly and intermittently interacts with nature itself and colours. During this nature-canvas interaction, all parts and colours added
to the composition appear as a result of randomness, but in reality they are not accidental.
This exhibition also intends to explore the concept of constant alteration of reality as we know it. Similar to "randomness", the
constant transformation of reality is due to natural laws. Everything changes overtime, including the components incorporated on the canvas.
Therefore, all the canvas will change colours, shape and consistency overtime.
This process depicts our powerlessness against natural laws. The artist is charmed and obsessed by the topic of constant alteration
How to get to OHOS:
By car from Oxford Road, Reading, turn south into Brock Gardens, then first left and through the black steel gates into the free car park.
Buses 15, 16 and 17 from Reading Town Centre, alight at Brock Gardens stop, enter through the red gate at the front or black gates at the back.
OpenHand OpenSpace (OHOS) is an artist-led organisation based in Reading. It has provided artists' studios, community education facilities
and gallery space at Brock Keep since the early 1980's. During that time we have been a base for many exciting artists,
some of whom have gone on to be internationally acclaimed artists.
OpenHand OpenSpace is funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund and sponsored by Reading Borough Council, Clarks Legal and
The Architectural Heritage Fund
More information about OHOS: www.ohos.org.uk
or on Facebook see www.facebook.com/openhandopenspace.