Monday, 18 July 2016

MISALIGNED - AirSpace Studio Exhibition 2016 - Artists’ Intentions

A group exhibition by AirSpace Studio Artists.

12th August–27th August 2016

Private View: Friday 12th August 2016, 6-9pm 
Closing Afternoon Tea and Talk: Saturday 27th August 2016, 3-5pm

MISALIGNED is a showcase of new work from the AirSpace Studio holders, which explores constructions and compositions, processes and procedures, rules and rituals. We live in a world full of structures, ones we can see and ones we cannot. But what happens when these are challenged? What sort of world do we find ourselves in? 

The exhibition features work from: Chloe Ashley, Emilie Atkinson, Kat Boon, Kyle Cartlidge, Kornelia Herms, Joyce Iwaszko, Jenna Naylor, Peter R Smith and Sarah Thorley. 

Here is a sneak peek of the artists’ intentions for the show!

Chloe Ashley
For Misaligned, Chloe presents work from her recent residency, ESP Production Residency I, at Eastside Projects, Birmingham. The works displayed responds to the space, architecture and objects that inhabit Eastside Projects, whilst engaging with the practice’s investigation into photography’s materiality.  

Emilie Atkinson
Emilie‘s practice 
reflects upon cultural labeling that leads to misconceptions. Creating meditations on the everyday, myths associated with objects are exposed and questions on value, needs and desire are raised. For Misaligned, Emilie has produced a new work titled Porte-Savon (Soap Dish). Soap is her protagonist and snail slime is good for the skin.

Kat Boon
1970s England. Having steered the construction of the largest shopping complex in Europe to completion, a foreman sits down to a congratulatory whisky. As he slips into his contented reveries, underneath his feet the ground of his own home is quietly waking. Sinkholes, an audio narrative, explores how our desire to build higher and bigger can rip apart the land we walk on.

Kyle Cartlidge
Kyle’s work ‘No Fire No Skill’ is a portrait of front man Jason Williamson (of Sleaford Mods) caught mid way through vitriolic rant. The painting fast and energetic mirrors the vocalist’s style. Through his practice Kyle explores the materiality of paint often using his life experiences as his subject matter.

Kornelia Herms
Kornelia focused on invisible and visible structures of present and past which can be seen as influential to our lives and our ways of thinking. Transitions of thoughts referenced by structures seem to be representation of a fact, a trace of an event. Thought, fact, trace, structure can all be misaligned and create new construct questioning what we know and understand.

Joyce Iwaszko
City of Colour: Jasper 2021?
Joyce responds to Stoke-on-Trent’s bid for UK City of Culture 2021. She references the colours used to promote the bid and those of Wedgwood’s Jasper trials, creating a dialogue across colour, surface and time Misaligned. The work is concerned with identity, secret codes, and temporary existence.

Jenna Naylor
Why do animals and insects build their own structures and what could be their purpose? Are they building nests for shelter, or a safe place for metamorphosis from one life cycle to the next? Or have we yet to discover the real reason as to why they build their structures?

Peter R Smith
Peter’s intension in the installations created for ‘Misalignment’ is to explore the miscommunication of language and visual acceptance through an awkward tong where the visually acknowledged is tampered with. The wrong height, the wrong placement, the wrong angle and the wrong use of the verbal word.

Sarah Thorley
For the exhibition ‘Misaligned’, Sarah will be exhibiting a series of different scale manipulated photo prints. The prints focus is of architectural forms and lines of buildings in Hanley. Sarah is interested in the notion of the everyday and the people, objects and spaces that perhaps go unnoticed or not appreciated through our hectic lives in the city.

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