System Gallery, 4th-9th July 2019
An experimental show hosted by System Gallery. The exhibition consisted of five curators and four artists, each artist chosen separately. The artists practices complimented one another, almost by chance, and the curation was an exercise in highlighting these similarities.
Jessica Bennett @jessicabennett_art
Evelyn Cromwell @evelyncromwell
Susannah Curran @susiecurran @susiecurranstudio
Daniel Goodman @docdangoodman
Jenny Mc Namara @jennymc_n
Jenny Alderson creates objects and spaces which are at once familiar and strange. Using a combination of everyday and leftover materials, she likes to give the same attention to the off-cuts as the cuts, finding authority and beauty in the abstract shapes and materials left behind from processes such as dressmaking and building. She likes to combine materials from different worlds, questioning and challenging the hierarchies and connotations associated with materials.
Beth Allsopp's work addresses material qualities and seeks to highlight the tactile knowledge which we all share. Through a careful selection of materials for their inherent characteristics, she is concerned with tackling the significance we give to materials and how we understand their functions. Beth’s practice questions how specific substances can be manipulated to make us consciously aware of our own bodies and the objects we produce to surround our bodies with.
Jason Carden's practice is a critical reflection of the human condition and what it is that makes us unique. He uses photography to explicate socio-cultural, psychological and perceptual theory within post-modernist discourse. Through his work, Jason subvert photography's authority in presenting the 'real-world' within this information-saturated age.
Katie Watson's current practice examines the abstract qualities of banal forms in contemporary culture, the universal language of visual information, and how this is interpreted and processed. Watson’s practice pursues a disjointed discourse, translating methods of “do it yourself” assembly into painting, visually describing movements and processes which are ubiquitous and universally understood.
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