Visual art exhibitions and events with a platform for critical writing
Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham
5 - 10 June 2010
Reviewed by: Faye Green »
Printed arrows aim to guide you through the sporadic architecture of the Fine art studios. A reservoir of dispensable artworks attempt to mask the stunning executions that disclose what a Nottingham Trent Fine Art graduate can be.
Calvin Sangster's flawless structure undeniably demands attention before luring you into a false sense of security through the presence of his concieted employees.
James Lockyer's agressive and indulgent portrayal of cinematic manipulation stands out a mile on the large screen show reel.
Jennifer Ross enigmatically reconstructs found footage. Sesame Street's Big Bird and Michael Jackson's Earth Song linger the surrounding hallways. Presented across 3 monitors, you are forced to question the seductive qualities of popular culture.
Thomas Darby inhabits a congested store room. An installation of monitors replay earlier occupancies of the room. Watching the vulnerable and exposed, you become sensitive and affected by feelings of pity.
A sometimes surprising and often bewildering example of contemporary art, it is my hope that visitors of the 2010 show opt to disregard the unoriginal and salvage judgement for the spectacular.
Nottingham based student and artist
Nottingham Trent University »
Burton Street, Nottingham NG1 4BU
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