Professional Artists in their own right, Mary Kennedy and Michele Woodey began working together in the year 2000. They were commissioned to create site-specific installations combining painting, photography and interior design. This successful partnering led to a deeper exploration of collaborative painting; a concept which has its roots in the early Surrealist artists’ technique of passing a piece of work back and forth. Each artist contributes an element in turn, until the chemistry is complete. The individual elements must blend seamlessly and harmoniously, as in a musical orchestration.
Hoop Gallery is a new project created for the purpose of exploring and producing new collaborative work as well as showing, promoting and curating work by other artists.