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.”
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.”
This evening as part of Release,the Nottingham Trent University Photography Festival 2012, we have the private view of 3 photography students - Alexandra Wallace, Tom Willet and Emily Thorp.
Running from 6-8pm, come down and help support and celebrate the hard work of this years crop of photography graduates!
Check the facebook page for details of the other private views happening over the next couple of weeks -
We’re very excited about the upcoming NTU photography degree show! Release will run from the 21st May to the 1st June and the Malt Cross Gallery is proud to be one of the venues involved.
Showcasing a varied and diverse range of work, Malt Cross will play host to 3 photographers, who after 3 years of hard work and growth as creative individuals, will be showcasing their photography practise.
The private view will be on Tuesday the 22nd May from 6pm onwards.
If you weren’t lucky enough to catch the installation ‘Gelid’ that was in place during the FONO event on the 5th April, here are some images for your viewing pleasure. Massive thanks go out to Adam Chetty and Tim Hooper for such an amazing installation and for making the whole event a huge success.—