New Art Highlights
16 - 22 September
New Art Highlights of the week includes Philip Watkins, Theresa Bradbury, Guy Bigland and Sharon Baker
Demolition Site, 2019 by Philip Watkins
Oil on Canvas. 100 cms x 100 cms.
Being Feminine, 2019 by Theresa Bradbury
Documentation of performance.
Live Performer, Latex, Lace, Meat Hooks.
Agree to Disagree, 2019 by Guy Bigland
Edition of 50
This book plays with the language used in questionnaires that require respondents to indicate their level of agreement or disagreement by selecting a response from a symmetric scale to capture the intensity of respondent's feelings for a given item.
The pages are cut into four horizontal strips in the manner of an 'exquisite corpse' book, with one word on each strip. It looks as though it could be a tool for use in interview situations. By turning the pages different agree/disagree statements can be formed, as well as playful, nonsensical or un-grammatical phrases.
The title of the book uses a phrase that refers to the resolution of a debate or quarrel whereby all parties tolerate but do not accept the opposing position(s).
Winner of the Westmorland Landscape Prize, 2019, Sharon Baker
I'm thrilled to announce that I have been awarded the First Prize of £10,000 for ‘Packwood Fragment 14’ one of my series of prints based on images of a Topiary garden at Packwood House, Warwickshire.
The Westmorland Landscape Prize is a brand new exhibition and art prize that celebrates and interrogates our relationship with the landscape. Selected from over 1000 entries from across the UK the exhibition consists of work by 70 artists chosen by Cherie Federico, Editor of Aesthetica Magazine; Anne Desmet RA, Artist and Royal Academician; and Hazel Stone, Arts Development Manager for Forestry England. The panel were looking for work which reaches beyond the aesthetic, stimulating thinking and debate about the way in which we exist alongside, as part of, or sometimes in spite of our landscape. I still can't believe I was shortlisted for this prize, let alone winning it! You can see the exhibition at the Rheged Centre, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0DQ until 10th November.