Opening Launch: Wednesday 23 May 6-9pm | Exhibition Dates: May 23 - June 9, 2018
In a practice that encompasses drawing, painting and sculpture, Mia Kenway reconsiders found imagery to create a softly abstracted version of reality. The work is often subtle, in tone as well as application, and offers a new perspective of our field of vision, one that is ultimately more light and optimistic. This recent series of paintings explores change through differences in colour and pattern.
Perspicuity pivots around lenses of perception and notions of reality. Limestone, a material that can be millions of years old is formed from previously live creatures by forces of geology and holds an inherent catalogue of time. Through the Virtual Reality headset and materiality the temporal notion of the past and future conjuncts with tension, offering possibilities for constructs of time to be destabilised and swayed. Stackhouse is interested in geological formations, landscape and methodologies of human interaction with places and artifacts and is informed by research of the human need to design and construct tools to enable functional and imagined experiences.
Ebony Gulliver & Louise Meuwissen
Ecologies of time : Everything comes from somewhere and goes somewhere.
Ebony Gulliver and Louise Meuwissen share a fascination for the nature of time. Time is sensual and it is lived. It quickens in its inexorability, it coalesces, and it withers away. In their respective practices, times incessant ever-presence and irreversibility are evidenced in the meticulousness of their creative process and in the symbolic use of the arrow, the circle, and the void. These motifs draw upon mythical, philosophical and scientific interpretations of the rhythms observable in nature and the cosmos – energies to which we are all subject and forces to which we are all bound. There is an intimacy to be found between the macro and the microcosmic. The surfaces of their works are adorned with layers of intricate, interlacing arrangements. Focusing on perceptual aspects, forms build and proliferate, developing spaces that sometimes recede and at others creep or explode beyond the bounds of the frame.