And so we have our next exhibition starting tomorrow! SCAPE is a photography exhibition bought to you by the Vision Collective. Prints and originals are available to buy. The opening will be on Sunday the 21st 2-5pm.
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So I am back from my jaunt in Italy and have brought the sun back with me! There are still a few days left to come down and see our current exhibition ‘A Sideways View’
Gallery opening times: 11am-6pm
Another artist has joined the bill for our next exhibition. Lauren Green will be joining Amanda Lock, Caroline Abbott and Heather Rudd in Obscuration, opening on the 1st April. Check out our website for more info!
Whilst we’re at it, there’s more for you to look forward to with our next exhibition starting on the 1st April.
This collaborative installation will be in a constant state of flux, acting as a space of discovery, transforming the gallery into an “experience.”
You are in for a treat, as we bring you a last minute, but still equally wonderful exhibition, starting on Monday…private view Monday 18th 6-8pm
SARAH BAUM, REBECCA DAVIES, POPPIE JACONELLI
& CAROLINE MCDOUGALL
The gallery is a space in which to converse. In this body of work we are exploring the idea of the gallery space as an environment for conversation between the pieces and a platform for enquiry.
By curating the pieces in such a way, we are allowing questions to be asked between the work; individually, in groups and as a whole. Conversations about medium, process and context occur; with themes of femininity and masculinity, security, conservation, intimacy, experience, structure and production.
The links between the pieces are either tenuous and subtle or obvious and blunt, either way a discussion point is created; both representationally and physically.
Opening hours 11am - 6pm daily (except Sundays 12pm - 6pm)
Caroline Abbott, Amanda Lock and Heather Rudd bring us notions of the concealed, the overlooked and uncertainty…
The collaborative installation combines and overlaps our practices, acting as a space of discovery and escapism as the viewer navigates and interacts throughout the room. We, the artists, encourage and subtly manipulate the viewer’s journey, determined by lighting and pathways, insinuating ‘the labyrinth’. The viewer creates their own personal narrative, suggested by memory and childlike associations, attempting to make sense of the incomprehensible.
Aesthetically, the modest installation is alluring, deceptive, yet questioning. Themes of the unnoticed are addressed; some parts may remain hidden, depending on the curiosity of the viewer. Will the viewer look below the surface? Iconoclastic figures reveal their status and importance, implied by the positioning within the room, dictated by an unseen presence.
The sculptural plinths architecturally adapt to the space, forming the apparent pathways for the viewer to explore. The sensual, enticing fabric draped across the plinths acts as a tool for concealment. The lighting draws attention to focal points and guides the viewer on a journey. It is also a device to disguise the figures.
The exhibition will be in a continual state of flux; throughout the duration, the disturbing, yet charismatic figures will gradually change position. The space will be transformed to become an “experience”. The subdued lighting alters our spatial awareness and heightens our senses.
The work simulates a set, alluding to a spiritual place of worship or the indication of a “den”.
This evening we have the private view of Lauren Halford’s The Middle Place.
“I work with long, destructive processes; extensively sanding, dishevelling or hammering materials until their identity is removed and they resemble something else. I’m interested in how I can explore methods of production – is an object the sum total of it’s parts? In this sense I work retrospectively, exploiting the characteristics of materials to expose their raw form and collapsing an audience’s understanding of an object.”
I’m off to London this week. If the weather stays as rainy as it has been I will be taking cover in galleries, coffee shops and places of good eats. I can think of worse ways to spend a few days!