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Formed Thoughts 18.01.12 - 26.02.12

Jerwood Visual Arts (JVA) presents the forthcoming exhibition in the Jerwood Encounters series. Formed thoughts explores the fundamental collaboration between maker and material in the forming of concepts and works. Curator Clare Twomey brings together work by artists Phoebe Cummings, Glithero (Tim Simpson & Sarah van Gameren) and Tracey Rowledge to explore the active dialogue that materials provoke in the conception of new work and in its physical formation.

‘Material use is a given in the making of art and craft objects. In this curation I address the use of materials from artists who predominately make contributions to practice within the areas of material specific works, engaging the materials as co authors.’ Clare Twomey, 2011

Works on display will include new work in Glithero’s Burn Burn Burn series (previous work pictured), in which a flame travels over a path of flammable screen-printed paint, leaving behind it a charcoal trace which reveals the memory of a moment that has already passed. Phoebe Cummings’ Vanitas explores the possibilities of clay as a raw material, disregarding notions of ceramics as a studio-based practice and as permanent possessions. Her installation will be constructed on site at Jerwood Space, where the work will be left to disintegrate and be broken down over the course of the exhibition. Tracey Rowledge will create new work for the exhibition, drawing directly onto the gallery wall over a 10-day period. Her solid graphite wall drawing, Surface, creates a reflective plane that captures and subdues the light and the movement in the gallery space.

Photos by Tomas Rydin


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