Passing time is a group exhibition of comrades who worked together on the Access course at UCA Canterbury in 2010. We went on to graduate with a Fine Art Honours degree at UCA.
I am working on a piece in my studio. It is somewhat site specific and will have to adapt to the lighting and environment of the Gallery where it will be shown.
Studio photo 1
Studio photo 2
I might say that the concept of this piece has had to adapt due to peer pressure! The original work was going to be a gold fish in a bowl which was deemed to be too provocative. It has brought up certain issues…
SKIN is an exhibition of art by women artists who have responded to the theme of skin. The entries for this expo were selected by a panel including gallery director David Lilford of Lilford Galleries. (I will update the photographs later. This gives an idea of my two pieces).
One is responding to ageing and the appearance of skin, also taking into consideration
that colour can just be a façade to how a person might perceive themselves.
The other piece is political exploring the power of the written and spoken word and how they can mask and manipulate. The porcelain needles are used as a metaphor. I hope that the viewer will feel free to interpret the works subjectively.
A normal busy summer taking part in Art events locally.
During my exhibition at the Fishslab (photos in my last post) I also had a piece of work in the Fishslab collective exhibition (second from last post) an exhibition of work done by the artists that run the Fishslab Gallery.
After that preparation for open studio weekend, also to finish completion of two A4 canvas's for the Fishslab fund raiser. Not to mention to take a piece down to the Horsebridge for their open A1 exhibition.
New print for open studios
I am now working on two more conceptional pieces for the Skin exhibition that I hope will be selected for this show at the end of the month. Work in progress.
Then on to work on a piece (or two) for the Access 10 exhibition 'Passing Time' in mid September.
Process and materiality was the strong link that brought us all together as well as friendship. Susanna Woodrolfe and Mirium Ellis exhibited their ceramics and Sarah Lankester her wood carvings and woodcut prints and I showed dry point and silkscreen prints.