3rd-17th November 2018
Opening Night: 2nd November 18:00-21:00
Jenny Bramley (Derby) / Elizabeth Gray (Lincoln) / James Handley (NTU) / Shannon McFerrin (Lincoln) / Harry Martin (Westminster) /
Jess Price (Derby) / Anne Stansfield (Lincoln) / Emily Stollery (NTU)
Surface Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition for our tenth East Midlands Graduate Project, EM18: Penumbra.
Penumbra presents an eclectic mix of art that explores the grey area inherent in human nature. In a world where fact and fiction blur, and selfhood becomes a kind of illusion, how do we create? From paintings that announce their presence as an absence, to lurid growths that seep through the gallery walls, and video installation that examines our online identities, Penumbra invites you to consider the elusive space that hovers on the margins of possibility.
The East Midlands Graduate Project supports Fine Art graduates across the region as they make the transition from university to the professional art world. Penumbra is the culmination of a four-week residency undertaken in Surface Gallery’s top-floor Project Space. Eight of the region’s most exciting new graduate artists have produced original work for the exhibition. Each of the artists have built on their successes at university and developed their practice and creativity to produce pieces to attract and engage the viewer.
Artist Talk and Tour
Saturday 10th November, 12pm
An opportunity to meet and discuss the work with the artists.
The opening night will feature performances from Elizabeth Gray and Mrs Art, and Harry Martin. With her troupe of characters, Elizabeth pushes the boundaries of fine art, creating performances influenced by film, cabaret, and drag. Harry will create an improvised drone within his painting installation, inducing a meditative audio-visual experience.
EM18: Penumbra will open in the Main Gallery alongside Off Centre: Independent Photography Festival in the Project Space. As always, there will be a donations bar with ales from local brewery, Pheasantry.
Free Entry: Everyone Welcome