Jul
16
to Jul 21

Horizon: NTU MA Photography Exhibition

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Horizon: NTU MA Photography Exhibition
17th  – 21st July
Opening Night: Monday 16th July, 6-8pm

Simon Burrows / Aysha Cook / Adam Deakin / Emily Drinkeld / Kaichen Fang /
Amy Ford / Hao Fu / Margaret Gettens/ Caroline Hannigan / Kaarthigalashini Jagnatheesan / Manpreet Malhi / Lucy Beth Munday / Sophie Dionne Pyke / Manpreet Malhi / Yilan Qian / Imogen Rae / Ravinder Surah / Laura Nicole Wheatley / Rong Xue

Surface Gallery is excited to present Horizon, an exhibition showcasing the works of international and UK students completing the MA Photography and MA Commercial Photography courses at Nottingham Trent University.

Horizon encompasses projects that engage with a range of subjects from fashion, to patriarchy, to ethnicity. While each photographer retains the integrity of their vision, the work is linked through the common thread of dedicated research, experimentation, and refinement, in the pursuit of mastering their artistry. The photographers explore a variety of techniques and methods, using both analogue and digital practices. The exhibition will display; photographic prints, installations and photo-books as well as a collection of professional portfolios. Horizon offers its audience a refreshing way to look at the genre of photography.

Join us for the opening night, where there will be music from Joseph Knight. Joseph has established himself as an accomplished singer-songwriter within the local music scene, playing festivals such as Dot to Dot, Y Not and Splendour.

Horizon opens in both the Main Gallery and the Project Space. As always, there will be a donations bar with ales from local brewery, Springhead.

Free Entry: Everyone Welcome

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Flow: Studio Artist Show
Jun
22
to Jul 7

Flow: Studio Artist Show

Flow: Studio Artists Show
23rd June – 7th July 2018
Opening night: Friday 22th June 18:00 – 21:00
Ashley Alldread / Ian Cutmore / Paul Henegan / Gerry Henegan-Barr / Melvyn James / Peter Lumley / Olivia Wileman

Surface Gallery is pleased to announce the return of our annual studio artists show. Linked by a common theme: Flow, the work on show ranges from drawing and painting to mixed media and installation.

Through digital photography, Ashley Alldread explores the Japanese art form of Shabiri (tying and binding the human form) – and in turn the blood flow, adrenaline, fear and sensuality as experienced by both the rigger and the model. By capturing these moments, Aldread considers the spiritual and philosophical implications.
Ian Cutmore’s work depicts the theme of fluid shifting everyday landscapes, expressed as paintings developed from observations of  ‘non-places’ as might be seen through a car window. Paul Henegan, who in his words has been ‘just messing about in boats!’, is influenced by the weathered forms found on the Severn Estuary, sometimes making reference to their past lives on water through mixed media assemblages and models/maquettes, while Gerry Henegan-Barr, trying to hold back waves of despair with eco themed tableau, warns of the dangers of overconsumption clogging up the rivers and oceans in waste.

Meanwhile, Melvyn James' figurative canvases includes a kaleidoscope of faiths linked by a symbol of peace, while Peter Lumley taps into the flow of his visual subconscious and surfaces preoccupied with the human form. An intricate and layered mixed media technique deals with the corporeal body and death. In a similar vein, Olivia Wileman works the surface of her paintings to create a unity of colour through a stream of unconscious mark making, sometimes including chalk, gravel and spray paint. The ambiguity of her work allows the emotion and context to be decided by the viewer.

Flow opens in the Main Gallery in conjunction with Chromatic Oscillations, a solo exhibition by Harry Martin, in the Project Space. As always, there will be a donations bar with ales from local brewery, Springhead.

Free Entry: Everyone Welcome

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