I recently had the chance to check out the second exhibition being held at the Wondering around Wandering space, “Happy Accidents,” featuring a diverse range of work from a select group of international artists. Curated by Manchester-based art and design studio DR.ME, the show brings together sculptures, drawings, prints, installations, photography, and video-based work, all tied in some form to something unexpected in its creation. Artists featured include Linus Bill, Rhys Coren, Ryan Doyle, Daniel Eatock, Mark Edwards, Jonathan Flanders, Sebastian Haslauer, Steve Hockett, Hannan Jones, Joseph Manning, MVM, Benjamin Rawson, Ellery Roberts, SAVWO, and Rasmus Svensson.
Looking at the work presented together, it isn’t immediately clear what the thematically ties the work together without knowing the premise of the collection, but it does all feel at home together. There’s a thread of experimentation and a contemporary sensibility of image-making running through the work that is exciting and confusing in a good way, much like a mistake that turns out better than the intended outcome–a happy accident.
Happy Accidents is the second of three exhibitions happening at Wondering Around Wandering and will be on display until Sunday, October 31. If you’re in the area, definitely check it out and keep an eye out for the last few events going on in the space, which you can find here.