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<![CDATA[AA2A.biz: Mike Fryer's friends]]> http://aa2a.biz/pg/friends/mikef/?view=rss http://aa2a.biz/pg/profile/kateg Wed, 27 Oct 2010 08:35:28 +0100 http://aa2a.biz/pg/profile/kateg <![CDATA[Kate Graham]]> My subject is landscape – geology, geomorphology, landforms, manmade structures, ecology.

Nothing I see – through the movement of time, tide, seasons, weather, weathering and light - can ever look the same again. My medium is photography - light burns into the back of my camera for a split second to leave its traces; and I find, and value, a tiny two-dimensional reminder of one view, of one place, at one moment in time.

 

My process is investigation through dissection and reflection –

What made me stop to capture that particular image? Why that viewpoint, and that moment?

What did the light draw that I have yet to see?

 

Unpredictable. Sometimes I discover entirely new places, sometimes faces and the forms of creatures. I have found images of air and water that deserve to be materialised as huge, free-hanging, translucent silk panels: images whose figures should stand at least three metres tall: images that ask to be left on slabs of timber or steel or rock: and some I should like to project onto the white cliffs that spawned them.

Towner selected two for the East Sussex Open exhibition. An honour and a thrill: but the work needed to transform – from tiny jpegs into pieces for a large gallery – and I very quickly found the boundaries and my new challenges.

 

AA2A gave me opportunities to find ways through existing limitations - it allowed me to test formats, scales and media which might speak more eloquently about the character of place and the pervading atmospheres that evolve from the photographs. I had chances to explore, with the input of other artists, the connections between my work and the landscapes, natural processes and raw materials which prompt its making. AA2A also led me to discover a fascination for chasing after the structures, spaces and patterns that my photographs of architecture and interior spaces might have hidden within them.

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http://aa2a.biz/pg/profile/lesleyb Fri, 22 Oct 2010 18:08:52 +0100 http://aa2a.biz/pg/profile/lesleyb <![CDATA[Lesley Brewer-Wright]]> I am creating narrative portraits and landscapes of people I know and places I visit regularly. They are moments in time that were captured in a single photograph; using acrylic and oil I recycle the photographs and create paintings. I have always loved how you can manipulate paint and an image to make it something different. I love textures within paint and I have always been interested in the relationship between painting and printmaking. I want to see how I can use my subject to explore techniques in print that can help develop my future paintings. In printmaking you can produce a variety of textures and effects. I am hoping to explore and transfer my painting techniques to printmaking as they complement one another; I hope to create a body of work that is unique to me.

PAST EXHIBITIONS 

 ‘UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL’ PORTRAIT EXHIBITION - HATTON GALLERY, NEWCASTLE 2006

 ‘FRIENDS OF HATTON’ RECENT WORKS - HATTON GALLERY, NEWCASTLE 2006

 ‘ARC’ - STOCKTON ON TEES 2007

 ‘BRANDED’ - PYTHON GALLERY, MIDDLESBROUGH 2008

 ‘EMPTY SHOP’ - DURHAM 2009

 ‘BOOK ART’ - MIDDLESBROUGH CENTRAL LIBRARY 2009

 ‘CAN YOU’ -  DEGREE SHOW TEESSIDE UNIVERSITY, MIDDLESBROUGH 2009

 ‘IMAGINARY PARLOUR’ - WE ARE OPEN MIDDLESBROUGH 2010

 ‘ARTWINS PROJECT’ - OBERHAUSEN, GERMANY 2010 

 'THE TEEN COMMANDMENTS' - NORTHERN STAGE, NEWCASTLE 2010

 

I AM CURRENTLY WORKING TOWARDS MY FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION AT THE   PYTHON GALLERY MIDDLESBEROUGH 2011

 

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http://aa2a.biz/pg/profile/janh Fri, 01 Oct 2010 17:56:08 +0100 http://aa2a.biz/pg/profile/janh <![CDATA[Jan Haskins]]> ]]>