Parameter: a limit or boundary which defines the scope of a particular process or activity.
All artists work within parameters, both self and externally imposed. Parameters of time and size and concept and theme, of colour and form and function, of skill and resources, of deadlines and prices and curatorial whims, of energy and impetus and desire.
In contrast to the inference that parameters are negative – a set of restraints or limits – parameters, like permutations or combinations, provide endless possibilities, leads, avenues, and options for the creation of new work.
Splinter artists have created works for Parameter that test imposed limits and surpass known possibilities.