An exhibition by artist-filmmaker Amanda Loomes, presenting work that uses ‘experimental documentary techniques’ to study subjects including the manufacture of road sweepers, revealing explorations into the maintenance of road systems. The exhibition also features archive material from the artist’s time as a civil engineer – photographs, diagrams, ephemera – as well as her 2015 film installation Relict Material and 2018 film Whole, the latter made in the sand quarries of the Surrey Hills and commissioned as part of Surrey Unearthed.
Until 24 March 2019, Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, PO1 3BF. www.a-n.co.uk/events/formation-level
Art Lab at Dean Clough
A new peer group meet-up for artists and art practitioners in West Yorkshire to discuss their work, concurrent ideas and critical thinking. Comprising artists’ presentations and critical dialogue, this first session includes artists Ian C Taylor, Anton Harding and Hannah Honeywill. Open to ‘anyone who would like to attend and contribute constructively’, Art Lab is for sharing ideas, mutual learning, peer support and networking.
Monday 4 March 2019, from 7.30pm, Fletcher’s Mill, Dean Clough, Halifax, HX3 5AX. www.a-n.co.uk/events/art-lab-at-dean-clough
The Opening Of The Egg
A collaborative exhibition by Chantal Powell and Kirsty Whiten with sculpture, drawing, painting and collage. Both artists look to reveal a ‘personal and collective unconscious’ through their work. Whilst Powell ’embraces metaphors, myth and symbolic language’ through the intuitive making of sculptural objects, Whiten’s exotic and bold painted figures offer up canvases as worlds, to explore new realms of consciousness.
Until 17 March 2019, Arusha Gallery, 13A Dundas Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QG. www.a-n.co.uk/events/the-opening-of-the-egg
An exhibition of abstract painting by John Percy. In compositions that recall ‘the progressive ideals of modernism’, Percy presents a series of contemplative paintings that explore choice, decision and chance as metaphors ‘for the process of living in a modern, complex world’. His aim is to produce enigmatic and poetic ‘objects’ that express the continual struggle between necessary order and desirable anarchy – a sort of ‘disorderly-order’ pursued from experiences growing up in the post-war era, and embarking on a career as an artist from the 1960s onwards.
5-31 March 2019, Norden Farm Center for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL64PF. www.a-n.co.uk/events/metaphorically-speaking
The Sun Never Sets
The last week of London-based painter Matthew Krishanu‘s exhibition at Midlands Arts Centre, including work that takes inspiration from childhood experiences in Dhaka, Bangladesh. With a view to elicit a sense of ‘complication’ upon viewing, the artist presents scenes that look beyond innocence into ‘cultural currents’, through which adult constructions and beliefs take form. With autobiography at the forefront, as Jenni Lomax (former director of Camden Arts Centre) describes, Krishanu offers ‘a deliberate edge of uncertainty that folds reality in with the collapsing of time’. Read our Q&A with Matthew Krishanu here
Until 10 March 2019, Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH. www.a-n.co.uk/events/the-sun-never-sets
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. Amanda Loomes, Time and motion, 2018, video still
2. Art Lab at Dean Clough, event image
3. Chantal Powell, Azarus Stones, 2018, cast tin, clay dug from Black Ven cliffs, 6cm x 35cm
4. John Percy, Binary Interaction 3, oil on canvas, 107 x 17cm
5. Matthew Krishanu, Melting Snow, 2018, oil on canvas, 200x300cm. Photo: Peter Mallet
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