HAPPY NEW YEAR everybody!
Here’s the schedule for the first art walk of 2011. The first venue is East Street Arts but it is a bit out of the way and tricky to find if you don’t know it, so we will meet at the Corn Exchange at 5.30. Meet just outside the main entrance.
5.30 Meet at Corn Exchange to walk up to East Street Arts
5.45 East Street Arts: Carla Moss
6.30 Howard Assembly Room: Mariele Neudecker
7.00 Henry Moore Institute: Prints and Portfolios
For more information contact Gill at Pavilion
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Booking is not essential but it does help us estimate numbers.
More about the exhibitions:
East Street Arts, Carla Moss: To the Sea and Back again
Carla Moss is a painter and installation artist. Her work shows an ongoing relationship with Kazakhstan. It began with a 10 week residency in 2003 when she toured the country and made site specific work for the Equip Trust English Centre in Shimkent. She was subsequently invited to participate in another week long residency in 2008 in Astana to celebrate the city’s 10th anniversary.
This exhibition is a collection of paintings created from photographs taken during those trips. Part drawn, part painted, they depict the bleakness and changing landscape around the Aral Sea basin. This Sea has been shrinking over the last 40 years due to irrigation for cotton, it has nearly disappeared. Carla’s work is both a tribute and memorial to that sea and the land around it.
Howard Assembly Rooms, Mariele Neudecker: Kindertotenlieder
Five specially created rooms inside the Howard Assembly Room, one for each of Romantic composer Gustav Mahler’s (1860-1911) exquisite and heartbreaking songs of loss and mourning.
In this walk-through exhibition, German-born artist Mariele Neudecker uses film, sculpture and an archive song recording by contralto Kathleen Ferrier, to evoke the beauty and sadness of Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder (Songs on the Death of Children). Through films that she projects into the domestic interiors, the doorknobs and fireplaces of her created rooms come alive in this stunning exhibition that captures the deepest emotions.
“‘I often think they have only gone out,
And will soon be coming home again.
It’s a beautiful day, don’t worry,
They’ve only gone for a long walk.” From Song IV
Neudecker, currently shortlisted as an artist for the Fourth Plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square, recreates and regenerates her commission from 2005, in this the Centenary Year of Mahler’s death.
Henry Moore Institute, Prints and Portfolios: Henry Moore
This major exhibition of prints, etchings and drawings explores the stories behind Moore’s graphic work in lavish detail and reveals his connections to literature. It will be the first time that many pieces of the Castleford-born artist’s work will be displayed in Yorkshire, and provides a new insight into the genesis of Henry Moore’s ideas.
Moore’s interest in printmaking began after the First World War and continued until the end of his life. It formed an increasingly important part of Moore’s work from the 1970s, when he worked with specialist printers and publishers internationally to meet a growing demand for his work. These exquisite and highly collectable editions, the focus of this exhibition, form an important part of The Henry Moore Foundation’s collection of works on paper by the artist.
Many of the etchings and lithographs in these deluxe publications were conceived to accompany the work of selected poets – W H Auden, Stephen Spender, Charles Baudelaire and Lawrence Durrell, for example – or to illustrate the work of writers such as Shakespeare, Dante, and André Gide.
Others were assembled as part of group tributes to artists including Picasso, Max Ernst, Joan Miró and Mark Rothko. In some cases, the books are dedicated to exploring subjects that had preoccupied the artist as a special interest, such as Elephant Skull, Stonehenge, The Artist’s Hand, Mother and Child, and Trees.