Created by Jodie Marks and Martyn Cross in December 2016, couch has been devised as a friendly, supportive space to encourage dialogue across creative practice.
By providing a creative structure to support the founders' own practice through networking, critical engagement and curation, the aim is to grow a mutual exchange with other artists operating within contemporary art practice, to share ideas and make connections between artists across the UK (and ultimately, beyond).
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#wip Samuel James Hunt: cell maquettes
couch is interested in what happens in the studio and what gets made on the journey towards finished pieces. In April 2018 at BV Open Studios, couch presented a series of small wooden maquettes by Sam Hunt. These were working drawings towards an installation in the landscape, Cell, and provide a useful insight into the play, workings out and process apparent in Sam's practice.
Short text accompanying the show available here
An inaugural show at BV Open Studios, Bristol from 21 - 23 April 2017, presented a collaborative installation by Jodie and Martyn as a means of creatively exploring commonalities between the two artists and as a means of beginning to establish ways forward for couch. Analysis of the assemblage took place over the Open Studios weekend via Instagram @couch_space.
couch at BV Open Studios, Bristol, 2017
Creative conversation via assemblage