Tuesday, 19 October 2010

NEW EXHIBITION 'e.m.10:Continua'

e.m.10: continua

22nd October - 12th November 2010

Preview: Saturday 23rd October 6-9pm

Surface Gallery presents its second annual East Midlands graduate show, e.m.10: Continua. The exhibition will showcase ambitious new artworks commissioned specifically for the exhibition comprising of sculpture, installation, moving image and painting, from six recent Fine Art graduates: Kyle Hands, Scott Illingworth, Jonathan Ryall, Calvin Sangster, Victoria Smith and Emily Warren. These new, fresh and talented artists have been selected by Surface Gallery from regional universities of arts students who graduated in 2010. Curated by Surface Gallery, Continua offers these recent arts graduates with an opportunity to work with an established and contemporary arts organisation with the aim of providing them with a platform from which to launch their professional practices and artistic career.

The Surface Gallery Curatorial Team have supported, advised and challenged these young artists every step of the way in order to achieve a dynamic and innovative project whilst supporting regional graduate talent. The six artists have been selected on their strengths and abilities to convey, reflect, and explore the contemporary arts movement. Surface urges the artists to move above and beyond the works presented at their degree shows; we see their development and potential as they move from graduates to young professionals in Continua.

The independent creation of the pieces exhibited find unconscious thematic and aesthetic links as broad commonality between the artists present themselves: materiality and consumption; the transformation of realities into the sublime and sinister; explorations of time, space and movement; and the processes of artistic practice.

Surface Gallery has been significantly transformed with the removal of the partitioned walls which expands the gallery into one large, dynamic, and flexible exhibition space. e.m.10: Continua is the first exhibition to be held in the newly regenerated Surface Gallery.

The preview of the exhibition will be held on Saturday 23rd October 6-9pm, where you will be able to view the work and meet participating artists.

For this exhibition, Surface is launching a new education programme beginning with the Talk, Tea and a Tour event, in which Curators and Artists present a review of the exhibition, the work and individual influences. This will be followed by a refreshing cuppa and a tour of Surface, including Artist Studios and the newly renovated Project Space housing resident artists.

Preview: Saturday 23rd October 6-9pm

Talk, Tea and a Tour: Saturday 6th November 2 – 4pm

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