Wednesday 1st June 2011 Art Walk Schedule

5.30 pm Leeds College of Art and Design: Stephen Felmingham/ Rose Vickers (A on map)

6.15 pm Test Space: Humbola (B on map)

6.45pm ENJOY Art Space: A Bundle of Measures by Grischa Lichtenberger (C on map)

7.15 pm Henry Moore Institute: Savage Messiah: The Creation of Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (D on map)

Meet at the entrance of Leeds College of Art (Blenheim Walk building) at 5.30 pm. This month the walk will involve approximately 45 minutes of walking in total, see below for a map of our route.

The Leeds Art Walk is a monthly tour of exhibitions in Leeds led by Pavilion and artist Amelia Crouch. The Leeds Art Walk takes place on the first Wednesday of every month and is free and open to all.

For more information please contact gill@pavilion.org.uk or 0113 242 5100

More about the exhibitions

Stephen Felmingham

“The work begins in the Cold War bunkers of the Royal Observer Corps in the landscapes of East Anglia, bringing together strands of enquiry that arise in my research, that of a sublime in tension with the everyday; the uncanny; the phenomenology of perception; place and psychoanalysis. This field work proceeds through drawing in situ, drawing from objects retrieved temporarily from the sites and from photographs”.

Stephen Felmingham studied MA Drawing at Wimbledon School of Art where he won the Postgraduate Drawing Prize. He was shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2009, the Celeste Prize 2010 in New York and has recently exhibited at the Kulturhuset, Stockholm.

Rose Vickers

Paper-cut artist Rose Vickers trained in applied arts and on graduating worked mainly in three dimensions using wood and stone for large scale public and private commissions. However after making several series of work using light boxes, paper cutting seemed to just emerge as the appropriate technique to carry the pieces forward, and she still feels inspired by the transformative effect that light has on what is essentially a flat object. She says that a paper cut is something which involves not only the elements of drawing
but also those of making, requiring a certain kind of discipline, skill and process in its’ creation.

Humblola – The Illustrated Tombola of Humanity

A creative showcase of up & coming illustrators celebrating the art of portraiture through a tombola of human genre.

Humbola is a celebration of the diverse culture in our world, an appreciation and exploration of human genres. Humbola is a show off show, a chance to see a mass of talent in contemporary illustration and portraiture, as diverse as our culture.

A Bundle of Measures – Grischa Lichtenberger

Grischa Lichtenberger, born in Bielefeld 1983, is involved in a variety of arts such as writing, graphics, installations, video and music. ENJOY Art Space invited Lichenberger to do a two week residency to develop into an exhibition.

The title a Bundle of Measures derives from a German idiom that translates to – every one has to catch their own bundle.

www.grischa-lichtenberger.com

Savage Messiah: The Creation of Henri Gaudier-Brzeska

This exhibition highlights the extraordinary ways in which the life of the French-born sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (1891-1915) entered mainstream culture.

Savage Messiah: The Creation of Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, curated by Dr Jon Wood (Research Coordinator at the Henry Moore Institute), presents the original 1929 manuscript of H.S. Ede’s biographical novel, first published in 1930.

The exhibition looks at the ways in which the life and work of this twentieth-century sculptor was constructed through biographical narratives and, in turn through film.

Acquired by Leeds Museums & Galleries in 2000, the Ede manuscript will be displayed alongside Gaudier-Brzeska’s graphic representation of the Ezra Pound and his portrait bust of Horace Brodzky. These will be exhibited alongside film stills and posters from Ken Russell’s 1972 film adaptation.

Both Ede’s book and Russell’s film concentrate on the artist’s relationship with Sophie Brzeska, whose surname he took; a radical act for its time.

The exhibition highlights this, also shedding light on the relations between sculptor and writer, sculpture and text, how Gaudier represented two subsequent writers (Pound and Brodzky) and how various writers represented the life and work of Gaudier in print.


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