Deep Sea: The Castle Prize Exhibition by Céline Siani Djiakoua
Sep
9
Sep 24

Deep Sea: The Castle Prize Exhibition by Céline Siani Djiakoua

Deep Sea: The Castle Prize Exhibition by Céline Siani Djiakoua
10th - 24th September
Opening Night: 9th September, 6-8pm
 

Surface Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by Céline Siani Djiakoua. Deep Sea is the culmination of a three-week residency, which was awarded to Djiakoua as the Surface Gallery prize for the Nottingham Castle Open 2015.
 

Deep Sea is a show concerned with the migrant crisis, colonisation and imperialistic values. Using large scale drawings and ink paintings, tinted fabric and sound installation, the exhibition evokes the struggles of opposing forces at work within the world. The overwhelming presence of the colour blue reminds us of the deep seas and the fluid and sensual qualities of water. The exhibition offers many levels of readings, with references to feminist French philosopher Luce Irigaray and also Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. It is a show to be experienced both sensually and intellectually.
 

Deep Sea includes a specially commissioned sound piece by filmmaker and creative writer Ioney Smallhorne.
 

The Opening Night features a vocal performance from Honey Williams, the director of G.O.A Choir, dubbed by Left Lion as “the biggest, baddest bunch of belters about”. There will also be a DJ set by Little Night Music Sound Services with music compiled by Stuart Hemulen.
 

Deep Sea opens in the Project Space in conjunction with with Farhad Jafari's Zymotic Gaze in the Main Gallery. As always there will be a donations bar with ales from local brewery, Springhead.
 

Opening Hours:
Opening Night: Friday 9th September, 6-8pm
Exhibition Dates: 10th-24th September
Tuesday to Friday: 12pm – 6pm
Saturday: 11am – 5pm
16 Southwell Road, Nottingham NG1 1DL
 

Website: http://www.surfacegallery.org/
Email: info@surfacegallery.org
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Free Entry: All Are Welcome

Zymotic Gaze: A Solo Exhibition by Farhad Jafari
Sep
9
Sep 24

Zymotic Gaze: A Solo Exhibition by Farhad Jafari

Zymotic Gaze: A Solo Exhibition by Farhad Jafari
10th - 24th September 2016
Opening Night: 9th September, 6pm-8pm

This September, Surface Gallery welcomes Iranian artist Farhad Jafari, and his solo exhibition Zymotic Gaze.
 

Zymotic Gaze is a collection of drawings and paintings that embody a vibrant conversation between East and West. Embracing the aesthetic traditions of his native Iran, Jafari is also strongly influenced by the western traditions of impressionism and, especially, surrealism. The work is highly-detailed and figurative, but abstracted to produce strangely disfigured representations. The often distorted imagery and swirling configurations in his colour-saturated and culturally hybrid paintings, point to the underlying philosophy of Jafari, an artist of “inter contemplation”. 
 

“My art is part of all things in all minds, a reconfiguration of disparate thoughts for new ways of seeing; we have different angles of perception, but we are fundamentally the same. My art is a mirror that is open to individual interpretation, but also asks the viewer to look a little more closely: we are not bigger than us”.
 

Zymotic Gaze opens in the Main Gallery in conjunction with Deep Sea, a solo exhibition by Céline Siani Djiakoua, recipient of the Surface Gallery prize for the Nottingham Castle Open 2015, in the Project Space. As always there will be a donations bar with ales from local brewery, Springhead.

Opening Hours:
Opening Night: Friday 9th September, 6pm-8pm
Exhibition Dates: 10th - 24th September
Tuesday to Friday: 12pm to 6pm
Saturday: 11am to 5pm
16 Southwell Road, Nottingham, NG1 1DL
 

www.surfacegallery.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/surfacegallery
Twitter: @surfacegallery
 

Free Entry: All Are Welcome