I completed the installation for my PhD transfer process on Thursday, and have documented it here. It was an eye-opener to see the work involved by the stage@leeds technicians in setting up the projection and lighting, and they deserve the credit for the quality of the theatrical presentation in the space.
I’ve got four little paintings, and seven monoprints in the Water Street Small Works exhibition, which incorporates ‘Just in Case’ – a huge selection of original artworks presented in a CD case. It’s a fabulous show, beautifully presented as always by Rosemary. If you can, go and visit. You won’t be disappointed.
I have had two paintings accepted in the first Calderdale Open Art Exhibition, held at the Piece Hall visitor centre in Halifax, open 10-5 every day until 30th October 2011.
I will be showing this piece in Brooklyn Studios Salon show. A percentage of the proceeds from the show will go to their chosen charity The Chernobyl Children’s Project.
We brought my paintings home on Sunday. It is good to have my babies back (literally). I’ve added a page to the gallery. And here are a few images of the show:-
My work is on the left …
And here is a video …
I will be holding my first solo exhibition in The Meeting Room Gallery at South Square from 2nd – 28th July 2011.
Normal opening hours are 12-3pm Tues-Sun, but please check with the gallery before you visit – 01274 834747
I work from family photographs, asking questions about photography and its role in capturing the ‘truth’ of our past. I’m curious as to why we take snapshots, particularly of children, and use painting to visually explore this. I work intuitively, often leaving out detail. I’m interested in how this leaves ambiguity for the viewer to project their own families, memories and stories onto the paintings. For this exhibition I have created small panels, perhaps reminiscent of the tradition of painted miniatures which preceded photography. The images, developed from mundane family snapshots, explore questions of surveillance, child development, and identity.
I meant to post this a while back. Here is some of my work on display in Water Street Gallery, Todmorden. It will soon be moving out of the gallery for a very special show of Mike Holcroft’s new work.