Plans are underway for the transformation of the Storey Institute
into a Centre for Creative Industries. This development will
involve complete refurbishment of the Storey Gallery, and
extensive upgrading of the whole building to make it suitable
for 21st century use.
To reflect this impending transformation of the gallery and
the building, the Storey Gallery exhibition programme for
2005 will engage with ideas about architectural spaces in
general, and about the Storey Gallery space itself.
Many contemporary artists are inspired by buildings and architecture.
The exhibition, Building Capacity, has been specially curated
by the Storey Gallery and presents a selection from the wide
range of this type work which is currently being produced
in the UK. The exhibition includes artworks which are directly
representational, pieces which treat buildings as abstract
shapes, and others in which buildings are sites of the imagination.
Some works reveal domestic interiors and others show public
spaces. The artworks deal with interior and exterior, the
real and the imaginary, the representational and the abstract.