OPEN ONE | Process Gallery

OPEN ONE | Process Gallery

Selected from an Open Call | OPEN ONE Process Gallery Opening November 8th 2019 I am delighted to have been selected from an Open Call to show in the inaugural exhibition OPEN ONE with Process Gallery, Kent. Owned by artist Nick Veasey, Process Gallery sets out to make contemporary art accessible. With career highlights including a major retrospective at Fotografiska, work residing in other museums, eminent collections and exhibitions all over the planet, Nick has concentrated his energy and experience to create a truly world-class gallery. Dedicated to representing premier contemporary art in the South East of England, Process Gallery offers an opportunity to encounter diverse and interesting artists in an RIBA Award winning building, whilst surrounded by the beautiful Kent countryside. The inaugural group show comprises of ten emerging, established and international specialists who use innovative and integral processes, which corresponds to the practice of X-ray artist and gallery owner Nick Veasey. Amelia Coward | Diana Poput | Felicity Bristow Jola Gmur | Lee Borthwick | Sarah Louise Keber Luke Reidy | Peter Homan | Rene Schäffer Sophie Lou OPEN ONE also provides local support to the opening of the Turner Prize at Turner Contemporary, Margate, as part of the ongoing activities and events happening in Kent and London during Turner Prize 2019. Link to my Artist Page on Process Gallery...
Unconformities | Developing at Batch : 2 in August 2019

Unconformities | Developing at Batch : 2 in August 2019

Throughout the month of August this year as part BATCH:2; a series of contemporary dance and movement experiments curated by choreographer Claire Pencak, I was invited to develop an installation at The Bakery Studio in Jedburgh of my experimental paper and pigment ‘Unconformities’ exploring the physical structure of the studio space and its own unique environmental conditions, revealing ephemeral and ”alternative truths’ about the site. ‘We are not to look for nature in a quiescent state; matter itself must be in motion, and the scenes of life a continued or repeated series of agitations and events’ James Hutton, Theory of the Earth 1788 The title ‘Unconformities’ relates to the geological site at Inchbonny, next to the Jed Water just on the outskirts of Jedburgh. The geology is ‘unconforming’ in that the strata can be seen as vertical foldings rather than horizontal layers and there is a huge gap in time between the lower and higher rocks due to the action of erosion – it is not a seamless story. The installation developed incrementally over the month and a new batch of unconformity drawings emerged. The final weekend of accumulations reached a point of saturation that felt awkward but also productive. This has been a fabulous opportunity to test my work as #accumulations and thank you to Claire Pencak for the commission and being supported by funding from Creative Scotland....
Tools for Survival Exhibition | The Briggait, Glasgow

Tools for Survival Exhibition | The Briggait, Glasgow

‘Tools For Survival‘ an exhibition by Jenny Pope, Liz Douglas and Felicity Bristow Exhibition Preview: Thursday 8th August, 6-8pm Exhibition continues: 9th – 30th August For this exhibition the artists have created new work that investigates ‘tools for survival’ with a specific focus on the urban environment of Glasgow in relation to green space, the ‘hurricane low Q’ in 1968 and the 2002 Glasgow flash floods and other relevant sources to inspire, question and challenge notions of what it is that is required to ‘support our survival’ in current times both on a personal level and in abstract in a contemporary visual context. Jenny Pope | Jenny Pope is fascinated with tools, the human doer in her loves to collect rusty objects, catalogue, reconfigure, make and enquire. The human being in her asks questions around personal change processes, our ability to be open and fluid alongside our tendency to remain stuck. Jenny thinks of survival in psychological terms, she makes objects to convey both the desire for change as well as the ambivalence around the awkwardness of the process. In this exhibition Jenny is combining the presentation of her ‘Tools to Evoke Change’ sculptures with disused surgical trolleys, alluding to individual crisis as well as questions raised concerning around our current climate emergency. In her work Jenny endeavors to create talismans for hope in the future, along with mechanisms to deal with the difficult and often overwhelming overload of information from digital and personal sources. She has used the act of crocheting (in Sunrise Catchers) as a meditative process to deal with personally challenging times. She has envisaged the...