Eleana P's work made it to the exhibition with minutes to spare as she had to fly back to Peru at very short notice. She named one of her pieces "back home"; it seemed apposite. Unfortunately this meant she didn't see the final install of her work, so by the powers of the internet, here you go Eleana!
Two days before the private view and we arrived with the work we were to display (and some we won't; curation is a form of editing... less is more!).
The space seemed to have halved in size; what was acres of room to fill suddenly looked overcrowded. Pieces of work that previously looked massive found their space and looked at home. An immediate lesson to take back to CityLit is the importance of seeing your work outside the confines of the studio.
Emerald M: "The three dimensional forms of Frames/Place create and frame temporary compositions of light, line, colour, reflection and shadow.
The mirrored panels throw back either reflections of the structure itself multiplied or at an angle, or panels of neighbouring colours, depending on how you are looking at them, or moving around the objects.
David BT: "My approach is varied in sculpture, mainly bricolage and objet trouvé expressions; in kiln glass work I tend to experiment with burn outs, pâte de verre, slumping, open and lost wax casting and core casting. I still paint in water colours and do considerable work in pastels, loving collage work as well. I also write film scripts and poetry occasionally.
I need these various approaches to my art forms to satiate my inner desire to express myself continually, as I’m a highly active person with an overactive effusive mind.
My approach is generally very playful and experimental mixture with narrative, landscape inner and outer, figurative, surrealistic and humour as my main themes; which run through most of my art works...
Charlotte R: "Testing what kind of light source to use in this maquette. It needs to emulate the sun at various points through the day as it shines through what will eventually be a full-scale public sculpture."
Peter B: "I make works as a personal exploration of abstract ideas, interrogating the relationship between meaning, form, materials and process. I prefer working in 3D because it allows for the use of space and time, avoiding illusionism.
Mark H: "Last year's Reflection work (Antibust, A Voyeur Reflects) lead into the pieces made this year; where plastic debris, desolate derelict and harmful, is doubled up to be transformed or kaleidoscoped and made into uneasy signs and ambiguous realities"