DIRTY WORK: An exhibition of contemporary ceramic practice in two parts | Part TWO
Clare Twomey / Karen Densham / Ali Hewson / Richard Oliver
In DIRTY WORK Part TWO artists draw the audience into various forms of intimacy either through direct interaction or unspoken dialogue. Clare Twomey will create a large-scale suspended installation in which the public will be offered a social context in which to transform paper through a ceramic intervention.
Karen Densham makes seemingly sweet, sentimental but ironic works that go beyond the ornamental to question our readings of cultural signs and indicators. Richard Oliver’s cast pieces re-appropriate ceramic shells from the bronze casting process to create a hollow form; robust, but seemingly brittle, uneasy contemporary totems or abstract busts for uncertainty, and Ali Hewson uses traditional techniques and forms and subverts them into enigmatic sculptural vessels.
When: Saturday 3rd September – Sunday 18th September (open Wednesday – Sunday from 12 – 5pm)
Launch: Saturday 3rd September (12 – 5pm) – featuring live performances by William Cobbing.
Clare Twomey presents An Archive of Presence, an artwork that creates visual recognition of the communities’ continuous daily actions.
An Archive of Presence is rudimentary in its material form but the implications are far reaching. It is comprised of a set of very long scrolls of dark grey paper that loop and curl across the exhibition space, the actions of drawing become witness to our presence and labour. The public are invited to contribute to the actions of transformation of the scrolls by marking the papers with the handmade porcelain chalks, this is an ongoing and continuous work as the scrolls unwind. The transformation becomes a shared work of the community, it recognises the role and power of collective work and the use of precious material in our everyday lives.
Join us at The Old Theatre to participate in this artwork, booking is not required and places are allocated on a first come first served basis.
Clare Twomey is a British artist and a research fellow at the University of Westminster who works with clay in large-scale installations, Sculpture and site-specific works. Over the past 10 years she has exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate, Crafts Council, Museum of Modern Art Kyoto Japan, the Eden Project and the Royal Academy of Arts.Clare Twomey