Metro have been delighted to be heavily involved in completing a large collection of work for the Partly Cloudy project taking place in the Ukraine. The project comprises of work from eight artists, some established, some emerging all of whom have been chosen from over two hundred international applicants to take part in an artists-in-residence program in the summer of 2011. The artists were asked to reflect on the concept of “partly cloudy” in relation to Donetsk as an ambivalent entity which could be perceived topologically, psychologically, sociologically, politically, aesthetically, and anthropologically.
Metro has worked closely with some of the photographers including Richard Ansett, whose work tells the story of human beings' inherent fragility, showing that while injuries and traumas are inflicted upon us through interaction with the outside world, healing can only come from within.
We have produced images of varying sizes and mediums including large duratrans prints
which have been mounted to lightboxes
with a bespoke frame some of which measure over 2.5m x 1.8m, a product Metro are particularly proud to have developed. Other images in the exhibition have been Giclée printed and mounted on aluminium or kappa board then box framed
.This exhibition marks the final stage for the eight photographers who took part in the program in 2011.The series of work, which will be exhibited in various warehouses in the Izolyatsia territory, are the definitive products of the research projects conducted by the participating artists during their stay in Donetsk last summer. Founded in 2010 by Lubov Michailova, Izolyatsia is a non-governmental, non-profit contemporary arts foundation located onthe territory of a former insulations materials factory in Donetsk,Ukraine