ABIGAIL MANNEH (ZIA - żyrafa) / ALICE BEDNARSKA / ANNENICOLE MANOLE / ANDY OH / BEATRIZ VARETA (Bia) / CLARA LEAF / CRIS ALVAREZ (NMBW) / CRISTINA NEGRARIU / DANUT STEMATE / EBONY WEST-DIAS / HOLLY SEZER / JESSIE HEALEY / JOANA SIMAES / LETÍCIA FERREIRA / LEON WESTBROEK / MANISHA KAUR / MARIUM KHAN / MARIANA TEÓFILO / NIA GARDENER / NEREESA WHITTAKER / RITU GURUNG / SEAN RENNISON PHILLIPS / SHYANNE CANNON / SIOBHAN JENNIFER (S.J.) / WALDO
Middlesex University presents "Gaining Momentum", an exhibition of diverse, mixed media works by Second Year BA Fine Art students.
Gaining Momentum represents the onset of acceleration students felt after their first year. Progressing and evolving despite the recent challenging and demanding times.
Produced during the Covid epoch and under the paradigm of its nuances “Gaining Momentum'' reflects the myriad ways in which the emerging artists are developing and communicating ideas and narratives within their respective art practices.
Having been brought to a standstill during lockdown “Gaining Momentum” is the first opportunity for Second Year to show as a group.
The current times bring new challenges for us all, including artists, from lack of access to studio space, accelerated use of technology and adaptation to adversity. Creative solutions and new forms of problem solving arise.
Physicality Meets Psyche is a group exhibition created by three University of East London students, Cale Austin, Kenny Boulton and Liz Noble in their third year of a BA in Fine Art.
Each of the artists within this show use various mediums and styles of creating from painting, to textiles, photography and sculpture. The title of the show has been chosen as all three artists' work looks at understanding and expressing the psyche including how their work can or has been interacted with its physical format.. Through the work there is an exploration of emotions, those underlying and on the surface, perceived by the artists and felt by others, as well as looking at how the audience are able to interact with the work.
Cale Austin uses the ideas and lucidity of dreams and the dream like state to create ‘dreamscape’ textured paintings.
Kenny Boulton is an avid printmaker, interested in using non-conventional print materials exploring texture shape and colour.
Liz Noble predominantly working in sculpture and repurposes materials to create works which look at the psyche of how she believes traditional roles are perceived.
Work within the show which has been specifically conceptualised for this exhibition to incorporate the artists’ collective thinking. Austin, Boulton and Noble have worked singularly, within this group context to achieve a commonality and find the harmony of where Physicality meets Psyche.
Contact with the artists can be done through email@example.com or through instagram @physicalitymeetspsyche
A showcase exhibition by students of Islington Pottery Workshops held at Islington Arts Factory run by Kayley Holderness
Now We Are Six, it’s happening!
Anastasia Pollard Andrew Hitchcock Inma Garcia-Carrasco Simon Davis
James Bland Suzon Lagarde
17th - 24th September 2021
Private View Friday 17th 6:30-8:30pm
This group of London based artists that together hold several prizes and highly renowned exhibitions is here to finally present you the show they've been working hard to create! A collection of figurative and intimate art that represents their individual experiences and sources of inspiration.
Artist: Martin Church
July 30th - August 13th 2021
Preview 6th August 7 - 9pm
The exhibition consists of approximately a hundred small works, forty A3 size works and several larger canvases. They are all reproductions apart from one canvas which was made with acrylic paint.
The drawings are executed from life, representational and mostly record the commute between Harrow and Hackney between 20.8.2019 to 16.5.2021.
The main activity is to draw on prepared newspaper or card with mixed media. The object each time is to create a composition which ultimately works at some level of significance.
Although I usually sit in the same place each time to draw, the images vary considerably because everything is changing all the time. The light changes if the train is underground and of course passengers are constantly coming and going and moving about. One must not be seduced by the detail as much as keeping the overall image working at some level.
The materials used are mostly fugitive, impermanent and ephemeral including newspaper, spray paint, cardboard, self-adhesive labels, ball point pens, felt tips, correction fluid, colour pencils, nail polish and collage.
Usually the newsprint is sprayed with white gloss paint to reduce absorption and to partially obliterate the text and images printed on the paper. The sprayed paint can become a compositional component as does the newsprint grinning through.
The prepared ground is fragile and beautiful but often gets torn or damaged so sometimes repairs are made to the paper, the evidence of which become part of the image.
Because of the impurities and lignin in the newsprint the paper often begins to turn brown and deteriorate within a few months. The better work is therefore scanned and printed onto 100% cotton paper with pigment ink. This reproduction process somewhat sanitises and flattens the various mixed media and damaged grounds into an immaculate facsimile which is of archival quality.
Each work is titled with the date, time and location.
A few original works are included in the show for comparison with the reproductions.
Some of the work has been enlarged and printed onto canvas. In order to make a canvas forty inches wide, two strips of canvas were sewn together. A white border surrounds the image and the title is hand painted or printed in the footer.
Neither Here Nor There
An exhibition by Middlesex University 2nd year Fine Art BA Students
15th - 29th April
Viewing by appointment only
Neither Here Nor There has been organised by 22 Middlesex University second year BA Fine Art students. Reflecting on the past year and the logistical difficulties of engaging with the public sphere in times of isolation and lockdown, the exhibition explores themes of presence / absence, real / virtual, and collectivity and individuality. Featuring a large scale collective installation of colourful QR codes alongside individual works, the show presents an assertive and vibrant affirmation of creativity in difficult times.
Exhibition: 7th - 20th March
Private View: 7 - 9pm 6th March
Artists: Ruth Faulkner and Liam Buckley
This recent work is a celebration of The Full English Breakfast. How does it feel to be a fried sausage on a breakfast plate, whose role is not only to be delicious but also a handy dam to hold the beans at bay? How does it look inside the vast belly of a bean? From the mini to the infinite, this show explores the texture, form and scale of what is commonly believed to be the most important meal of the day.
Liam Buckley provides a selection of colourful paintings to complement the fun and playful sculptures. Making for a bright and breakfasty exhibition.
ABOUT THE WORK
Exhibition: 20th - 27th February 2020
Private View: 7 - 9pm 21st February
Artists: Tessa Brown David Casian Ertunc Cermarda Neda Changizi Venice Yi Ching Kes Eccleston Ghada El Ghor Rianna Ellington Sara Gurung Hazel Habte Charlotte Hannaford Chloe Harris Jimel Lopini Shequille Mandiangu Joss Munson
Elisabetta del Ponte & Polly Murphy Aleksandra Novakovic Alice O’Donnell Victoria Perloff Fatemeh Rahmedzfouli & Bahador Khodadadi Sunim Rai Jane Scobie Agatha Xavier Wang Yangchun Amira Zieba
ABOUT THE WORK at Islington Arts Factory runs from 20 – 27 February and showcases the work of fine artists from Middlesex University. The exhibition brings together a diverse range of artistic processes in a curatorially cohesive form.
The exhibition has been conceived by the group as one. In all 26 students, diverse in gender, age, race, culture and most importantly artistic life, have collaborated to develop a single curatorial vision that reflects the ever-changing melting pot we live in today.
ABOUT THE WORK has an intrinsic beauty both in the way media are approached and the themes it touches: from paintings, photography and print pieces to ephemeral sculptures, mixed media, installations and performance: a feast for the eye, the ear and the heart.
ABOUT THE WORK themes include consumerism, geometry, body deformation, urban spaces and their evolution, the dichotomy control-abuse, marginalization and of course, the questions we are obliged to face, living as humans on this earth, with other species, in a time of great environmental challenge.
Through the process of collective curation, ABOUT THE WORK brings a new context to the individual students’ artistic process and work as one entity that is bigger than the sum of the artists.
Islington Arts Factory Exhibition Archive
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