Saturday, 6 March 2010
Saturday, 23 January 2010
Domesticated is comprised of artists who have a prominent concern with human relationships to the built environment, particularly that of the domestic. Presented artworks make poignant observations of how we interact with our familiar built environments & the psychological nuances invested in such spaces, revealing the attachment & investment bestowed on those places & objects.
Personal & intimate space is being discussed, the private home, yet we can all acknowledge that others around us have similar spaces, interact with their homes similarly & can therefore understand what we experience more aptly. Works in Domesticated present this acknowledgment poetically, succinctly & yet diversely, each work realizing an aspect of this familiar reality.
Each artists explores this environment through a focus on the everyday, looking at objects & places we all recognize & respond to daily but posing different ways of viewing that banality.
All 7 artists present a new way of considering these spaces & objects.
Thursday, 3 December 2009
Sarah Kings installation works include washing lines and a washing room; she displayed some of those stitched sheets in the porch area. www.sarahkingart.com
Sarah King's paper & stitched works embellish & record stains, spills and usually unwanted marks, although the familiar signs of family life. Accompanying sound piece of washing or cleaning sounds with a second audio recording of the artist imitating the sounds. www.sarahkingart.com
Kate Peter's beautiful photographs from the series 'Home' & Jem Stiff's carved wooden pillow. www.katepeters.co.uk
Jem Stiff's carved wooden pillow. www.jemstiff.co.uk
Jem Stiff's carved wooden towel & Julia douglas' paper plates with hand-printed silk screen images reminiscent of willow patterns; a playful thought on its disposability and serial production. www.jemstiff.co.uk www.juliadouglas.co.uk
Views of Domesticated at the walcot chapel