studio1.1 collective began in July 2003 with no particular battle-plan. We have evolved with a range of shows as diverse as possible, presenting artists at any stage of their career, from any country, in any discipline. Our commitment is to the work itself, and to fostering the three-way relationship between artist, artwork, and viewer; looking for what Cage, in another context called "the quality of encounter". Art isn't a distraction, or an act of consumption, but a relationship. Or, as Richard Foreman said, "Art attempts to evoke something that you are not yet. Entertainment only talks to that person that you are now."