BANDING THE BOUNDARIES - 2011
ARTISTS: Jay Newell, Alice Moorey, Ralph Raposas, Charlotte Blamey, Marnie Davies, Kemi Sanbe, Lucy Pidgeon, Miriam Austin, Adam Knight, Victoria Jackson, Jeremy Danziger, Sam Jarman and Laura-Jade Holloway, Diana Bradford Arnold, James Miles, Florence Bartlett.
Studio106 Art Gallery is delighted to invite you to Banding The Boundaries, the second exhibition curated with the University For The Creative Arts, Epsom.
Showing in parallel, outstanding graduates’ work alongside their tutors’ work, Banding the Boundaries challenges and questions creative processes and the relationship between those who facilitate and those who participate in learning. Encouraging dialogue, this exhibition questions both individual practices and examines the shifting relationship between teacher and student. Collaboration in art allows participants to open up imaginative processes, and to mark a critical discourse in individual and collective practices.
Banding The Boundaries aims to create an encounter for young and established artists working in diverse artistic disciplines as they become a collective, bound together by constructing and deconstructing the ideas around what something is and what something can be.
Using models of an experimental art school, a workshop led by the students for their tutors will be organised throughout the exhibition; all artists involved become boundless in their creativity and generate a sense of unification between energy and aesthetics.
The importance of Banding The Boundaries is particularly relevant today. The increasing professionalisation of art and the current issues with access to art education makes this initiative meaningful. Re-assessing methodologies in art education highlights the incommensurable importance of dialogue between academics, students and society.
Currently studying towards an MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art, Austin works with sculpture, performance and video to create process-based installations that explore notions of embodiment and inter-subjectivity. Much of her work emerges from an investigation into the live quality of organic materials.
His current work is interested in a dialectic engagement that oscillates between what constitutes a work’s question and answer. Forms are realised through images being somewhere between words and objects, sounds and solidified things, simultaneously covered-up and revealed.
Jackson is an interdisciplinary artist with a background in Fine Art and Graphic Design, specialising in Video and Sound. Collaboration is intrinsic to both her creative and teaching practice and reflects her interest in place and its relationship to people.
For Danziger as a sculptor, drawing is an essential means of enquiry, not only into the manipulation of form and space but also as a means of discovery within itself. The beauty of drawing is that it defies conventions of classification and as such sets the spirit free.
Statement from Sam Jarman and Laura-Jade Holloway – Here and Now
Jarman and Holloway’s work is a collaboration that embraces notions of connectivity, disagreement, negotiation and critique of experience.
Their interests rely on the confines of varying situations, the endurance experienced, and the testing of limitations in terms of personal and social boundaries, linking further to notions of ownership and authorship and the idea of institutional restraint versus the freedom of working in an informal space.