Precisely because painting does not ‘copy’ things but presents them immediately and bodily ... so that we seem to be present at the fission of ‘Being from the inside’ ... painting gives a true sense of the internal animation of the world and what it means to see
The Phenomenology of Perception - Merleau Ponty
Marguerite Horner’s practice is concerned with the non-material, a reality that is accessed through contemplation and painting. Today the moving image dominates our world and whilst visually powerful in so many respects, it denies us the opportunity for stillness and reflection.
LUCY TOMLINS / HOLLIE MACKENZIE / NEIL AYLING / DOYLE & MALLINSON / CONALL MCATEER / ALEX CHINNECK / DAVID MACDIARMID / JAIMINI PATEL / JULIAN WILD / DAISY RICHARDSON / ADELINE DE MONSEIGNAT / SAM ZEALEY / ROBERT PHILLIPS
High House is pleased to curate this new sculptural show from a selection of important contemporary artists. Exhibiting innovative outdoor works these are practitioners that have attempted to break from traditional figurative and modernist modes of sculpture to produce new and exciting work.
Shunning conventional expectations has allowed the creation of bold sculptur
This exhibition of installation and photographs considers the dynamic between Objects and Memory and it looks at how we imbue the inanimate with an animated resonance. In this piece I offer an exploration of the way in which we construct the narrative of our lives.
Fast gaining a reputation for her pensive, yet understated paintings, Horner’s critically-acclaimed works depict ordinary scenes, appearing as elusive snapshots which have captured lost moments in time. This effect is heightened by her use of a square canvas format, and a minimal, often muted colour palette combined with a manipulation of focus. Through this framework she is able to explore a variety of emotions, often inducing feelings of transience or intimacy, loss or hope.
Calling all performers and artists of any description! We are getting fantastic support from local venues and spaces up and down the Cowley road this year, and as well as music of all genres we will be including dance, family areas, theatre, well being and art. If you have an idea, a performance or a gift that you would like to share in this vibrant one off event please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
O3 Gallery and The Pitt Rivers Museum present Crafty Networking; join us for an evening of free social networking on Thursday 13th June between 6-7pm. This is an event for contemporary designer-makers, design & technology teachers, buyers looking for unique items made by local artisans, and anyone interested in learning a new craft skill. If you are a designer-maker please DO bring a small photo album/i-pad along so that you can show examples of your work, also don't forget to bring your business cards! Please DON'T bring any products with you.
This exhibition examines how ‘Nonsense’ challenges and perturbs what we understand as ‘normal’ and explores the ways in which artists have worked to harness ‘Nonsense’ as a means of subverting ‘reality.’ Featuring the work of a range of artists in a variety of media, Nonsense calls to mind the topsy-turvy rules of fairytale landscapes and delves into the disordered realm of Contemporary Surrealism.