For the first time, art students and lecturers present a fine art partnership at the University of Bolton
Preview 31st August 2017 6pm-9pm
The University of Bolton is pleased to announce the group exhibition Adjacent by three MA Fine Art students, collectively known as Threefold. Threefold have invited their lecturers to exhibit alongside them in a collaborative exhibition. Adjacent, a 2-week exhibition, will feature drawings, painting, sculpture and virtual realities by graduating and professional artists who have exhibited both locally and internationally.
The exhibition has been designed to celebrate and showcase the group’s collective journeys and diversity in a culminating show. From an open submission, the exhibition brings together subjects exploring found objects, analogue viability, historical events, surveillance, social control and digitised realities. With a wide selection of works, there is plenty of visual stimulus for everyone.
Liam Ainscough’s work explores the viability of painting and sculpture in our digital age. Investigating this theme through traditional painting and sculpture, Liam’s practice comments upon surveillance and social control within society, through the manipulation of imagery, scale and audience participation.
Alan Buckingham’s sculptures can sometimes mimic real life objects, suggest a function, or they can play on found objects. Working in a range of materials from steel, plaster and wood, Alan is fundamentally interested in how sculpture reflects the experiences we have of the three-dimensional world.
Intrigued by mysteries of the consciousness Rob Gittin’s current practice studies the phenomenon of seeds, both physical and metaphysical.
David Gledhill focuses on the use of amateur, commercial and institutional photographic archives to produce paintings that address social and historical themes. By combining the techniques, conventions and traditions of painting and photography, David aims to critique how historical events are represented.
Where conflict, power and political expediency come together is the territory where Peter Lewis positions his practice. His work pulls together a variety of strands from new stories and personal experiences believing that media coverage of events and sound-bite reporting cultivates a set of Western preconceptions.
Danii Remmer challenges the way we capture and validate our experiences through social media platforms. Her current work compares how the audience physically experiences artwork in contrast to a digitally manipulated scenario through virtual reality headsets.
Inspired by texts written by Jenni Diski and Anthony Doerr, Rebecca Sitar utilises a multidisciplinary approach combining her painting and photography works. Rebecca’s current works explore the re-contextualisation of found objects by placing them into still life settings.
Charlotte Stockley utilises her practice to investigate and document ‘found drawings’ to influence her painting and printing processes. Studying the ‘ghost mark’, Charlotte ultimately aspires to illuminate the everyday unobserved imprint.
‘Push button, and out comes more plastic shit!’. John Wineyard explores his fascination with the found object and transforms it through drawing, painting, printmaking and assemblage processes. In recent works John has centred his experimentation on 3D printing.
The exhibition is also accompanied by a fully illustrated colour catalogue priced at £3
Preview 31st August 6-9pm
Monday 4th September – Friday 15th September
The University of Bolton
A Block – Senate House
Deane Rd, Bolton
Visit Facebook “Liam Ainscough Art” to see a video of the exhibition created by Scan International.