Our Colour Reflection
Manchester artist Liz West creates installations that use light and colour to transform spaces, and people’s experiences of them. Her latest work, Our Colour Reflection (pictured above) is at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre in North Lincolnshire. The gallery, formerly a building of St John’s Church, has been transformed by over 700 coloured mirrors installed on the floor. Inspired by the history of stain glass windows in places of worship, the work reflects the neo-gothic space and its lighting, projecting colour back into the historic interior.
Until 25 June, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Church Square, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire. DN15 6TA.
Paintings & Collages
Inspired by the V&A’s ceramic collection and utilising a well-practiced theme of still life, Andrea Humphries‘ new work for her exhibition at Walthamstow Village Window Gallery focuses on the tactile and ephemeral, as well as the hand-made and functional quality of chosen ceramic objects. Finding “the beauty in the ordinary” her patterned and semi-abstract paintings also allude to the narratives suggested in carefully chosen titles.
Until 26 June, Walthamstow Village Window Gallery, 47 Orford Road, Walthamstow, London E17 9NJ.
Three artists kick off new research and production next week as part of Digital Art Studio’s Space/Place residencies. Simon Woolham gives voice to unheard narratives in his project, Digital Route, Alison Ballard looks at the many ways physical places can manifest online, and Jack Marder explores the body of an internet user and the private spaces in which online activity occurs.
13 June – 24 July 2016
Bringing together lively and diverse approaches towards the discipline of painting, ‘Pleasure Islands’ is a group exhibition of work by Robin Megannity, Louise Giovanelli, Brian Mountford and Dylan Thomas. The paintings inhabit the 20,000 sq ft Atelier project space at ArtWork in Salford.
Until 18 June 2016, ArtWork Atelier, 95 Greengate, Salford, M3 7NG.
Little Corner of the Universe
Indian artist Rama Jana uses inspiration from themes of Hindu mythology in new dramatic pen and ink drawings. ‘Little Corner of the Universe’ also features large colourful works produced using alpona, a traditional Indian technique of marking out intricate designs with rice or beads for Hindu festivals. The alpona works will develop throughout the exhibition, which has been co-curated by mother and daughter team Lucie and Eleanor Wilson.
Until 26 June 2016, neo:gallery27, The Market Place, Bolton BL1 2AL.
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members.
1. Liz West, Our Colour Reflection, 2016. Photo: Hannah Devereux
2. Andrea Humphries, Mrs Ameys Music Lesson, 2016
3. Alison Ballard, Everyday Fiction, ongoing digital work, 2016
4. Dylan Thomas, staring at the toe of my foot, oil on canvas, 2016
5. ‘Little Corner of the Universe’, exhibition flyer, 2016