5.30 pm The Gallery at Flannels: SELECT +
6.15 pm Leeds College of Art Vernon Street Building: Jenny West: Projection
6.45 pm To Be Confirmed – Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to cancel the planned visit to Greyspace Galleries. We are working to organise a third exhibition visit tonight if possible.
Meet at Flannels (Vicar Lane) at 5.30 pm or join us at any of the venues along the way.
The Leeds Art Walk takes place the first Wednesday of every month and is free and open to all. Booking isn’t required but please contact us in advance if you have any access requirements as accessibility of venues varies.
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The Leeds Art Walk is a monthly tour of exhibitions in Leeds programmed by Pavilion and artist Amelia Crouch. The event aims to introduce art-lovers to the diverse range of visual arts offerings in Leeds. Each month the schedule includes three or four exhibitions which are introduced by an artist or curator.
More about the exhibitions
Gathering its exhibits from the emerging artists of the creative arts faculty at Leeds City College, and sidestepping the footsteps of the traditional end of year show, SELECT, is more an eclectic mix than a ‘best of’ – with work ranging from photography to painting, and from drawing to print. Deliberately avoiding academic categorization, the show presents work without commentary, inviting the spectator to judge the exhibits purely at face value. In Katie Kitchen’s ‘Untitled 1 & 2’, we are confronted with a half-woman / half-rabbit awkwardly posing in her lingerie amongst the flora and fauna of a dense woodland – part Donnie Darko, part animal fetish, the images avoid any notions of erotica, presenting dead-pan portaits, whilst at the same time, highlighting the absurdity of the posed image in it’s contrived settings. Conversely, Nicola Guz strips away any context, placing her subjects against an anonymously grey background – their white-painted flesh, blood-smeared mouths and bandaged eyes adding both a mask and a hint of theatricality to their presence, akin to one of the cast of a Chinese Opera. Aneela Iqbal’s work is represented by a photograph of ‘Halloween’, a life-size figure made from black bin liners and ripped Sainsbury’s carrier bags, that creates a flaming flamenco dress of gesturing vitality. Also represented in SELECT are Simon Murray’s digital montages ‘Book of Life’, Alice Nelson’s images of staged plastic surgery, Asmita Patel’s drawings ‘Inside Out’, and over thirty other artists from the faculty. THE Gallery at Flannels can be found on the top floor of Flannels, sharing its space with The Food Academy, and not only presents a diverse programme of exhibitions, but also offers quality food at reasonable prices.
Jenny West’s work explores the relationship between architectural space and domestic objects through the process of drawing. She constructs precise, light and linear, essentially ethereal works, using mathematical drawing systems such as perspective; by extracting information from objects through their measurement and applying methods of projection, to develop both two and three dimensional spatial works.
States of uncertainty and indecision are countered/contradicted by the use of logical and exact methods of production; the work oscillates between clarity and doubt, fragility and strength, visually combining opposing conditions. The drawings combine a delicacy and vulnerability, offset by their implied architectural scale.