DEGREE SHOW FAVOURITES: MHAIRI EDWARDS, SAHAR LATIF, JONNY LYONS, FIONA SKINNER

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MHAIRI EDWARDS

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Mhairi-Edwards-Work(C) Mhairi Edwards

Mhairi’s was probably my favourite exhibition of the entire degree show, especially her thread and glue pieces.  Stunningly intricate, simultaneously light and heavy, they defy perception and leave you wondering how endless Mhairi’s patience must be.

For Mhairi’s website click HERE.  For Mhairi’s page on the DJCAD site click HERE.

SAHAR LATIF

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Sahar-Latif-Work(C) Sahar Latif

Sahar’s suspended thread piece was beautifully tense.  I almost want to give it more space to breathe, to walk around it and see it from every single angle.

For Sahar’s website click HERE.  For Sahar’s page on the DJCAD site click HERE.

JONNY LYONS

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(C) Jonny Lyons

Jonny’s work is achingly witty, somewhat dangerous, stunningly photographed and quite frankly mad.  His are the kind of set ups that I wish I had thought up or even witnessed.

For Jonny’s (great) website click HERE.  To see Jonny’s page on the DJCAD site click HERE.

FIONA SKINNER

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Fiona-Skinner-Work(C) Fiona Skinner

I find it quite hard to realise that all of Fiona’s pieces are, in fact, screenprints.  I’ve worked around Fiona whilst I’ve been night teching this year and witnessed her jubilation and frustration in the creation of her circular pieces.  But I never had the chance to see a finished one until the show.  If anyone has the nerve to say that screenprinting is easy or a less skilled printmaking technique, I dare them to say it to Fiona.  I think they are beautiful.

For Fiona’s website click HERE.  To see Fiona’s page on the DJCAD site click HERE.

DJCAD DEGREE SHOW: FA; APCP

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Here is a selection of my favourite pieces from the DJCAD show.  There are lots!

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At first glance this piece doesn’t look like much, I guess.  But I really liked it because it is quite in line with my love of the unseen and my pieces on the white walls.  Making something of that which is ordinarily overlooked is right up my street.

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ImageI liked this installation too because it makes an example of accidental and natural, beautiful occurences.  I think this was Liam Dunn’s space…we talked about how this was his work space all year, and how it felt right to incorporate it into his final show.  It really reminded me of SKYSPACE.

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ayla Rose Cowan, whose work you can, of course, see as part of Any. And. Or

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abriele Jogelaite, who won the Bernard Cooper Memorial Prize for printmaking this year (I won it last year 🙂 )

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IMG_7525.1Morag Cullens, whose work reminded me of DJCAD graduate KATIE JOHNSTON’s work

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ImageMatt Wilson, the lithography master.

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ayne Topping

ImageVivienne Russell (I think)

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Tom Colquhoun

IMG_7571.1Duncan Perkins/Rusty Robin

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Rosheen Murray

IMG_7574Sarah Rowntree (sorry sorry sorry for putting the name wrong on this!)

DEGREE SHOW OPENING

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In April my computer hard drive failed and between work trips and holidays it took a little while to get it fixed.  And then when it was fixed I was suddenly off again to England with work!  So all in all I am massively behind with everything.

The next couple of posts will be my favourite bits from the DJCAD Degree Show 2013.

(Artist references to follow)

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Sahar Latif

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Ana’s controversial masturbation video had people queuing to see her show.  Image

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Probably the creepiest thing in the show.

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Artist and fellow graduate of DJCAD Sylvia Law posted a link to this article on facebook.  It pretty much summarises some of the ideas from my dissertation On The Subjectivity of Space.

IN SEARCH OF SACRED PLACES

Fallen Tree, Nature Reserve near Ashkirk

Fallen Tree, Nature Reserve near Ashkirk

“Finding relevance, even a kind of sacredness, in public space captivates Marriage. ‘It might not be universality,’ she said in answer to Mehrotra. ‘But it’s still that transformation to something else…'”

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PRINT PREVIEW

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A few highlights from the Printed Matter:::::/Print Process exhibition preview on Thursday.

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A print focused exhibition was always an incredibly exciting prospect, but to see it for real truly made the point of how varied and free the print medium can be.  No two pieces were the same, and with a range of ancient and modern techniques on show this exhibition was as interesting as it was educational.  Not to mention beautifully executed!  Sean and Ellis worked a miracle and transformed the Bradshaw space from ordinary animation corridor to professional gallery.  All in all a great evening.

Printed Matter:::::/Print Process is open in the Bradshaw Gallery at DJCAD Mon-Fri 9am-5pm and Sat 10:30am-4:30pm until 16/3/13.  I know I am biased but if you manage to see any student curated exhibition in the next few weeks then this should be it: different, professional, traditional.

I am delighted and very excited to announce that some of my degree show prints will be included in the upcoming exhibition “Printed Matter:::::/Print Process.”  Organised by Sean Scott – a 4th year Illustration student at DJCAD with whom I worked for the Edgar Schmitz “Sindanao” opening – the exhibition aims to bring together a whole variety of artists and designers who work closely with print in their practice.  The result will be an eclectic mix of styles and techniques, demonstrating the incredible versatility of print in all its processes on an international scale; Sean has received submissions from Scotland, England and even Canada!

I have submitted the following:

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You may see one, you may see all three!  Either way this promises to be not only a fantastic exhibition but an opportunity to find yourself sharing a space with processes you may not have seen before.  And the only way to truly engage with prints is to see them face-to-face, stick your nose up against them and get a sense of the physical presence of ink on paper.  I find this so with all prints but particularly mine – they just don’t compare on a computer screen.

Printed Matter:::::/Print Process opens for preview at DJCAD this Thursday 22nd February 2013 and will run for a month.

As the first major print-related shindig I have been involved in since graduating you can expect lots more on this over the next couple of weeks!  In the meantime keep an eye on the Printed Matter:::::/Print Process blog.

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A Print for Maggies: Exhibition + Preview

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Things are coming together nicely with the Maggies Calender it seems, and earlier tonight I received the following message:

Hello everyone,

First of all a very large thank you to you all on behalf of the small team who helped Irving Miskell-Reid of Freedom Hair Experience, with the project to produce a limited edition art wall calendar to celebrate Maggie’s 10th anniversary in Dundee.

We have been delighted with the response to our request for sponsorship and we are pleased to say that the entire cost of publishing the calendar is now covered and so all proceeds from the sale of the calendar throughout 2013 will go directly to Maggie’s Dundee.
The prints  – that is, all the submissions received for the original competition, will be on display in Freedom Hair Experience from Friday 30th November until mid January.
We would be delighted if you could join us at an exhibition preview and wine reception.
Please see attached flyer for details and if you could RSVP to let us know if you are bringing someone with you, which you are welcome to do, it would help us with the catering.
Sorry for the short notice but we wanted to ensure all sponsorship was in place before we held the preview.
Please note that we are inviting the press to a photocall at 7.30pm on that evening.
 Regards and heartfelt thanks again
 Anne
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So as of tomorrow you can pop into Freedom to see my (and many other!) prints adorning their stylish walls.  And of course have a chat with the Freedom team, they’re great chat.
Sadly, however, I won’t be able to attend the opening tomorrow as I have already made plans and the email came out at such short notice!  But thought I would pass the message on.
links:

On Friday I brought home a sneaky package from printmaking…what could it be?!

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Yes yes yes!

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Lots of beautiful new postcards!  This is batch one, the next ones will be a little different…deeper  you might say!  But they are in process, so you will see them in a week or two after I have managed to get them finished.

In the meantime here are some snaps from Friday.  I think that the entire process of printmaking, whatever type, is as fascinating and interesting and aesthetically pleasing as the finished product.

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Night Techin', Studio

COMPASS

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So, trying to maintain an online blog when one no longer has internet at home is proving difficult.  Not to mention that I have essentially sold my soul to the NHS (can’t complain about that though, I’m finally in funds) so I am left with little time to spare.

Anyway!  It is Compass time!  If you recall from the Degree Show I mentioned that I had been selected to be part of an exhibition in Glasgow, and this is it: Compass Gallery New Graduates 2012.  Along with some other DJCAD students, and students from ECA, GSA and Grays, I will be exhibiting the following works:

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The middle image you’ll recognise from the Degree Show, and I have also reprinted the other two in the same manner so that they look professional and the same.

Also on sale will be all the prints from the Degree Show (https://helenhardman.wordpress.com/2012/05/09/so-degree-show-15-2/#comments) mounted, wrapped and unframed.  You can visit the gallery and buy through them, or contact me directly.

I took a couple of photos on Saturday when Tat and I took our work down to the gallery, though it was a mad rush day so these are the only ones that I think are worth showing:

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That’s all for now!

Link for the New Grads show:

http://www.compassgallery.co.uk/cg-exhibitions-The_New_Generation_Show_2012.htm

Compass Gallery details:

Compass Gallery, 178 West Regent Street, Glasgow G2 4RL
Tel : 0141-221 6370
Fax : 0141 248 1322
Email : compass@gerberfineart.co.uk