Wednesday, 27 April 2011
Tuesday, 26 April 2011
Monday, 25 April 2011
Looking back at how we wrote our Press Release for the group show I've been thinking of ideas, and sentences that could go in my press release...
An exciting exhibition opens this May at The AVK Gallery, where visitors can escape from the mundane...(?) The exhibition comprises of six contemporary artists, working fundamentally with sculpture and installation.
Transforming Dimensions explores the variety of ways the white walls of the gallery can be transformed into a dramatic, colourful, and sometimes puzzling space.
The journey around this exhibition is one of a purely visual experience, one where the art works impose themselves on you and involve you in their work.
Sonja Vordermaier dramatic sculptural installations open the exhibition, their powerful presence capturing the audience, which leads on to the more subtle smoke tapestries by Pae White, the ephemeral quality and size of them transforms the long walls into whirling patterns of light and smoke. Upstairs the audience is greeted by more of White’s work, where the gentlest of movements could move the mobiles, allowing the coloured discs to dance in the light. Moving on there are works from Eliasson, showing how light, colour, and the audience can transform his pieces and the space around them. Zimmermann’s brightly coloured drips automatically make the audience look up and question how they were made, as does the vivid glossy floor in the next room. In contrast to the colourful works seen on the first floor, the second floor features Donovan’s subtle installations which make the walls appear to be undulating, and the ceiling to be growing with clean white structures. The work of Saraceno finishes the show, creating web like installations, with magnificent structures that allow the audience to get up close and within the works.
Of course, it is difficult to describe the magnificent nature, and understated wonder of these art works; the only way to truly appreciate these works is to experience them yourself.
OE's pieces are perhaps easier to think about size wise as many use light and the dimensions for the one below are:
PW's pieces are in a certain structure, but I think I can gauge their size in relation to the gallery space.
Thursday, 21 April 2011
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
I've looked at his work before, and I was just looking at the Tate website which describes his work...
Lambie’s works are often devised in relation to a specific space, where they are shaped by a series of intuitive and improvisatory decisions. This enables him to work in tune with the qualities of his materials and the parameters of the existing architecture.
I think his work relates well to my ideas about allowing the art work to change the space, although I may not use Lambie's work, I could display works I choose in a similar way. It's his ideas about how his art work should be viewed that I find interesting...I've put the parts from the Tate description that I find particularly useful in bold.
Thursday, 14 April 2011
I really like White's smoke pieces, the patterns and how she captures the lightness of the smoke really intrigues me. Could something like this work within my ideas for the exhibition? They are large, and involve light, they could be an interesting asset to my show.
- Jasper Johns - the numbers
- Andy Warhol - Electric Chair - the colour use distances from the morbidity of the chair; colour does not seem to relate.
- Lawrence Weiner - WITH A TOUCH OF PINK WITH A BIT OF VIOLET WITH A HINT OF GREEN I think I found this interesting as it allowed the viewer to see the colours in their mind, without seeing them on the wall. It could be looking at the meaning of colour, how we interpret it...?
- Ellsworth Kelly - giant colour blocks on the wall, using adhesive paper squares. At the time this work didn't interest me that much.
- Edward Ruscha - Stains - "I didn't want it to look like art. I wanted it to look like a stain." I wrote this quote down because at the time, I liked the contrast from the other works which thought carefully about colour whereas Ruscha wasn't too concerned with that; he was interested in the stains. (the fact that they showed this work alongside the others made me think about how quite different works could be shown together to create a successful/interesting exhibition)
- Dan Flavin - this is what I wrote as notes at the time: "The fluorescent tubes cast colour lights on the surrounding walls and as people walked past their shadow changed colour. As I was looking at this piece a couple walked past me and were amazed by the lights and the colours on the walls. It was good to see the affect of art on someone else and not just your own views all the time." At the time of seeing Flavin's work I didn't know much about him and his practice. It was the first time I had seen work like that, and how it had affected the viewer by it's use of colour/light in the space.