As we had a month of in January, we have a bumper walk for February, visiting 4 exhibitions. We’re especially excited to be visiting the newly opened gallery &Model to hear about what they’re up to.
5.30 pm Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery Christopher P. Wood: Unseen Works
6.00 pm Leeds Art Gallery Liberty and Anarchy: Nike Savvas
6.30 pm Leeds College of Art (Vernon St) Irina and Silviu Szekely
7.00 pm &Model adapt – erase
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More about the exhibitions:
Christopher P. Wood: Unseen Works
Christopher P. Wood brings traditional painting techniques and his abilities as skilled draughtsman together with an abstract, often expressionistic sensibility to create surreal, mysterious landscapes infused with animism, shamanic figures and an enigmatic collection of personal symbols.
Liberty and Anarchy: Nike Savvas
‘Liberty and Anarchy’ rains down in a colourful display at Leeds Art Gallery with the first UK solo exhibition for more than a decade by Australian artist, Nike Savvas.
A central installation, eponymous piece ‘Liberty and Anarchy’ will take over the largest gallery and will involve 18 large screens which hold hundreds of individually placed, taut plastic, brightly coloured ribbons. The installation can only be fully appreciated in person as it creates a three-dimensional moiré effect.
In a second gallery space at Leeds Art Gallery, Savvas will premiere eight 3D geometric shapes of varying sizes made from wood, which have only previously been exhibited in her home country, Australia. The shapes, some of which are split open whilst others remain complete, have been designed and crafted according to a meticulously worked mathematic formula. Savvas then uses wool and steel to create her own unique moiré motif on the surfaces of the shapes, a bespoke design which took a year to develop. Alongside these structures, seven moiré black and white paintings use the same mathematic formula, and are in effect, painted representations of the 3D shapes.
Irina and Silviu Szekely
Irina and Silviu Székely were born in communist Romania, and currently
live and work in Wales. After studying philosophy in Romania they spent
time in France and Italy, gradually developing collage and photomontage
as their medium, fascinated by the possibility to remove an object from its
original space allocated in a definitive reproduction such as photography or
the printed image and to place it in a totally different environment in order to
produce alternative visual and conceptual behaviours with
Their approach to art is both naïve and hazardous; the manifestations of
this approach end up sometimes in finite and continuous reconstructions of
once thoroughly accomplished objects. Taking into account the proliferation
of these objects through photographic means and the gradual loss of
ontological values filtered by several artificial mediums, they are giving
shape to a series of subdivided collations, whose affinities can be traced
back to Dadaist photomontage, magical realism, surrealist collage and other
similar futile denominations.
adapt – erase
Featuring work by: Emma Alonze, Joseph Buckley, Richard Caldicott, information as material and Emily Musgrave.
This exhibition presents contemporary artists who take objects, materials or ideas from the existing world and make art by transforming them, using processes of adaptation and erasure, reflecting the recent transformation of the building that houses & Model.