"We always had a resistance to consider spaces as empty containers...Just like germs and parasites wouldn’t exist without the flesh and the bones hosting them, between work and space is triggered a symbiotic relationship. Something lives in the dry riverbed, it hides in the forest or in the living room’s tapestry. In these environments it feels the work is defined by spectral forces, thick fogs soaking and submerging them. Thousands of eyes gleam and expand to perceive the infectious presences, they dig and devour the light and digesting it, they transform it into darkness".
Our art is worthless, and being so, it is ecstatic.
Works produced without standard market value are free to determine their own, free to demand more sensitive settings than the gallery showroom. Networks are formed by complex, lyrical, rapid visual obsessions, rather than economic access or professional proximity. The intention of all production, here, is revelatory – showing our stuff, in collaboration or antagonism - furtively at night, with empty pockets at noon, pressed against the hard brilliance of morning.
Our works are created as rituals of spatial intimacy; their destiny is to exist as images: the sweetly exiled offspring of a damaged but endlessly proliferating world.
- MRZB, Torre Alain & Rhizome Parking Garage in SHOGGOTH by Basic Instinct
Solo Show is a platform presenting offsite exhibitions.
Our project began during the 2020 quarantines, inviting artists to create installations in their homes - centering, in particular, artists who had already navigated creative structures in isolation.
As a convergence of two artist-run projects
, we continue to evolve as a curated publishing outlet for offsite exhibs and other independent creative work. Submissions
are always open. We also periodically curate themed exhibitions of new work from invited artists, and develop archives of visual research around selected topics.
Solo Show is initiated, curated and organized by Underground Flower with Rhizome Parking Garage, and partners with Harlesden High Street
Logo Design: Don Elektro & Felix Sandvoss | Web design: Underground Flower & Clément Trinkner | We use fonts by Velvetyne