Oliver Sutherland, The Gallery, Plymouth College of Art
Mixing sound and moving images with sculpture, Bristol-based artist Oliver Sutherland‘s new solo exhibition also features real-time live simulations. With a background in digital animation, the work features similar technology to live gaming, with various AI systems at work. The result is an intriguing exploration of the anxieties that result from being submerged in technology.
Until 15 February 2017. www.plymouthart.ac.uk
Peter Liversidge, Kate MacGarry, London
This conceptually-based show spans photography, painting, sculpture and performance. Peter Liversidge‘s work is informed by an ongoing fascination with duplication, pairs and the psychological phenomena of Pareidolia – a condition where sufferers try to make sense of the world around them by looking for patterns, visual structures or, more commonly, a face.
Until 18 February 2017. www.katemacgarry.com
Thinking Tantra, The Drawing Room, London
This unusual exhibition explores ‘tantra’, the body of beliefs and practices that ‘enables individuals to conjoin with something much larger than themselves’. It begins with anonymous Tantric drawings, dating from the second half of the 19th century, and continues with work made by Indian artists in the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s. Also on show is work by ten international contemporary artists.
Until 19 February 2017. www.drawingroom.org.uk
Will Hurt, QUAD, Derby
Norwich-based artist Will Hurt uses computers to produce digital prints, generative animations and interactive software. For this solo show he has created a new site-specific work – part of his ongoing Automated Spatial Transformations series – in which software creates digital models of QUAD’s gallery space. Also on show is a screen-based interactive work designed with the involvement of people with learning difficulties during a five-week residency.
Until 5 February 2017. www.derbyquad.co.uk
Hold Tight, Vane, Newcastle
For this show, artists Mark Joshua Epstein and Stina Puotinen have transformed Vane into a kind of alternative waiting room. However, forget the neutral colours and bland decor usually associated with these institutional spaces. Here, in an attempt to highlight the current political waiting game we’re all playing thanks to a Trump presidency and Brexit, the room is full of saturated colour and objects that are familiar but not quite right.
Until 25 February 2017. www.vane.org.uk
1. Oliver Sutherland, And Then
2. Peter Liversidge, Larchmont Post Office, Fuji FP-100C, 8.5×10.8cm, 2013.
3. Shezad Dawood , YTR 1, 2010. Courtesy the artist and Timothy Taylor, London
4. Will Hurt, A.S.T. Configuration (QUAD), 2016
5. ‘Hold Tight’, Mark Joshua Epstein and Stina Puotinen, installation view, Vane, Newcastle