Allocated spaces for the degree show 

I’m in the foye, this is where I want to exhibit between two and four of my chalkboards; I want the boards to be exhibited alongside each other and with an equal space between each board. The boards are not allowed to be drilled to the wall so therefore I’ll have to find an alternative way of exhibiting the chalkboards. I have also had discussions about putting other pieces of work into a small room within the campus; I want it to be a small space with a chaotic presence, to have loads of pieces of work scattered everywhere as if it’s a mad scientists room. One of the possibilities is room 024. 

Working in a corridor

By working in the corridor at the back of the main studio gave me the chance to practice exhibiting my work. As the weeks progressed and the work began to pile up I decided that I would like to start nailing pieces of my work to the wall so that I could make certain compositions of each body of work and have an idea of how it would look on the walls. By having this corridor space it allowed me to consider where would be best to display my work and think about what requirments I would need to make in terms of wall space, lighting, etc. By using this space it made me realise that I would like to exhibit my work in two different spaces; one would be a small confined room which would have a big mass of work within it to overwhelm people, the other idea is to have atleast two of my large chalkboards fixed to a clean wall space so that they look more professional and it’s opening the opportunity to consider one particular style of my work.

Here are some examples of different ways of combining the work and arrangements.

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London Exhibition:Emerge

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To follow on from the degree show, me and 9 other people from the university are going to exhibit work in London. This is a good opportunity to take out work from within the campus and take it to a gallery in a completely different city. I’m hoping to gain more recognition as I do more exhibitions, I am currently making designs for promotional material such as business cards, small catalogues of my work, and postcards. I think that it will be really interesting to be able to have the independence to organise am exhibition between the ten of us, it will be good practice for the future and for if I ever exhibit work on my own, I will be able to learn how to overcome particular problems and overcome them and hopefully make more contacts as I progress through my fine art and photography work.

Slinkachu

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Slinkachu’s work has focused both on photography and art installation. He has created “the little people project” which he remodels and paints minature model train set characters. He places them in a street, photographs them and leaves them where they are. His work involves humour and surprise. This is what I want to do when creating my photography work for the degree show. I want to use small dolls and put them in an everyday situations that people would usually encounter such as being out of the street, going to a tea party etc. I want to bring a sense of childhood and play within these images, as if the dolls are actually living as humans, like within my artwork I want people to second guess the work and come to their own conclusions of what the work represents.

Cy Twombly: Drawings

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Within my art practice, Cy Twombly has been my main source of inspiration due to the fact that he uses his art to “re-work” Greek and roman mythology; using history to create works that he is passionate about and wants to convert to a modern audience. Writings and language are also a main influence within his work, he draws from them and creates abstract pieces of art. This is exactly what I wanted to do, but instead of directly reflecting from certain bits of information, I want to create my own language that appears to actually represent something academic, yet it means no sense what so ever, using parts of the scientific imagery and scientific sources then completely tweaking the imagery and equations to make it not actually represent anything that is precise or academic but I still want people to question the meanings behind the drawings.

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The chalkboards that he created inspired me the most out of all of his works, the fact that he pysically presented a lecture and then kept to pieces of chalkboard to then be exhibited. Parts of the boards look rushed and rubbed out and crossed out but that’s what draws to my attention  when considering the style of mark making that I want to include within my chalkboards. I want my boards to appear to have had an importance, yet they actually mean nothing. I want to focus on the mark making while pushing the boundaries of making the work look believable.

Rosalind Davis 

‘Rosalind produces sophisticated and purposeful work. Serious, innovative and intelligent, Rosalind is an artist of great integrity and vision.’

Graham Crawley.

Her work crosses through many diciplines such as drawing, painting, installation and sculpture.

Her paintings and drawings act as a starting point that connect and disconnect both physical and psychological boundaries, where complex interior and exterior spaces are collaged together and abstracted.

Rosalind Davis is a permanent curator at Collyer Bristow gallery.

The main this that stood out within her lecture to me was the fact that she kept stating that it will work in our favour to keep being polite and respectful to clients and to keep in touch with them to have the possibility of working on future projects with the clients. Always say Thankyou.

Tate gallery:Liverpool 

I have already been researching the work of Cy twombly within the studio practice module but it was interesting to see the work close up. I think the use of the white repeated script and the dark background really works well together. This work inspired me to create the chalkboards; using a visual language to create an intriguing piece of artwork.By viewing  the actual artwork, it made me consider how I should display my own work for the degree show.I like the use of mixed media within the artwork; it reminds me of something you’d see in a sketchbbook; a range of ideas collected together to create one big piece of artwork, there’s a lot to see but each part from the text to the household items intrigued me, it’s made from simple objects, yet it’s telling a prominent political story.Detailed drawings, yet they are surreal and quite comical. Again, to gain attention as it’s to reflect on political history.