Centrespace Gallery
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
6 Leonard Lane, Bristol BS1 1EA
South West England
Centrespace Gallery

Line and Point brings together work by a group of established and emergent postgraduate artists. Following their recent MFA Show at Bath Spa University, the exhibition is an opportunity to view selected works at Centrespace Gallery in Bristol. The diversity of their contemporary practices across installation, drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media, objects and digital work is tiered with connections relating to the theme ‘line and point’. Visually engaging use of materials of an exquisite, experimental and transdisciplinary nature evolve themes and narratives that express the human condition and our modern age. The show has been curated by Judith Rodgers, MA Curatorial Practice.

The artworks are outcomes which have evolved from a process of thought and research through direct making – thinking through doing. In this way the works aim to develop new connections, concepts and visual modes of expression. By working and creating in proximity, the artists’ works have developed relationships.

‘Drawing is an integral part of my working process and through the exploration of material capabilities, line and point is an ever present aspect within the work’ says MFA graduate Matt Dibble.

‘My work is about doing something, but being trapped in a cycle of never really quite believing in what, or what for’, explains Esther Tyler-Ward, one of the artists.

‘Through the MA, my practice has undergone a series of shifts; it has developed more integrity, an expansiveness, but also a paring down in approach. Concerned with waste, ‘Glut’ is a set of wrapped, woven and stitched tentacular entrails, viscous hybrids transformed, suturing trash into treasure, both seductive and disgusting’ says Fiona Campbell about her work in the show.

Ally McGinn, another exhibitor states: ‘no point can be regarded as solid or fixed, but must be considered in relation to everything else. The metaphorical line between these points informs my works in this show.’

Line and Point will show at Centrespace Gallery, 6 Leonard Lane, Bristol BS1 1EA. It runs from Saturday 27th October – Wednesday 31st October, open daily 11am – 6pm. Preview, Friday 26th October, 6pm – 8pm – all welcome.