Saturday 17th August, 2019
Contained Information #2, Contained Information #3 and Contained Information #6 (Display Formation)
This show ‘Way Of Seeing’ seeked to represent a varied selection of artists work. The group of artists all from different backgrounds, brought together styles and experiences around a shared ethos of collaboration, respect and sharing. All of the artists involved see the world around them differently, and this exhibition illustrated their own way of seeing.
Contained Information #2, 2018, Glass, Natural pine constructed frame, Paulin, Tanking slurry, Plaster, Stain varnish, PVA admix adhesive, Matt paint, Enamel paint
I chose to exhibit three works from my Contained Information Series, Contained Information #2, Contained Information #3 and for the first time Contained Information #6. These works target on subjects to do with appreciation and value, and how an original undesirable object / material can become desirable and wanted. For each of these works I created experiments which enabled the chosen object / material (Pre – used building object / material) + (Art supplies), to transform their original appearance. I am interested in seeing how a material like cement or plaster could be seen as interesting, intriguing, exciting and beautiful. I want the every day person to get something from these materials opposed to just the builder who works with these materials on the job in order to complete a task.
Contained Information #3, 2018, Glass, Natural pine constructed frame, Plastic, Canvas, Paulin, Nylon string, Oil pastels, Charcoal, Tanking slurry, Cement, Plaster, PVA admix adhesive, Matt paint, Enamel paint
When I work with building materials like cement and plaster in the building trade they are regarded as high important quality materials, as without these materials jobs would not get completed, like building a wall, a patio, a house. However from research statistics and previous experiences the average person would not appreciate any building material / object in their most rawest of forms, as they are not the most appealing and they tend to have mucky consistencies, they normally have to be activated first and put to use before appreciation starts to become highlighted. (An example of this could be – Someone enjoying a spot of relaxation on their newly built patio, or strolling around the confinements of their beautiful constructed house.) Well I want to change this perception!
Contained Information #6, 2019, Glass, Natural pine constructed frame, Greyboard, Cement, Plaster, Polyfilla, Varnish, Gloss, Matt paint, Enamel paint
I deliberately chose to contain each sculptural painted form in a glass frame because I wanted to enhance the thought of appreciation, value and worth of an object. The glass sheet instantly catapults the value of the used materials and supplies, as the viewer is aware of not getting to close in fear of damaging the work. The process I designed connects both the building materials and art supplies together, where they construct interesting forms which resonates excitement and beauty.
Deptford Does Art
Deptford Does Art is a gallery run by Zuzana and Dan and with their passion and enthusiasm the gallery has become a strong vocal point for the community of Deptford. The gallery is a beautiful neutral space with great lighting, and was a fantastic ideal space for the purpose of this exhibition.
More information about this brilliant gallery can be found at: http://www.deptforddoesart.com
The exhibition was organised and expertly curated by artists Hamish Macaulay and Jen Wiggle.
More information about Hamish’s work can be found at: http://www.hamishmacaulay.com
More information about Jen’s work can be found at: @ginmacwig (On Instagram)
(Way Of Seeing – Opening Night / Launch Night at Deptford Does Art, London – 16th August, 2019)