Thursday, 19 March 2009

Artists recommended by Alison at MPR

Clio Padovani
In my work I am interested in exploring time in the image, be it through video or through woven pieces. I work with varied approaches to unfold the plurality of narratives hidden in textiles, employing images of antique textiles to communicate a fragmentary world of physical and psychological experience. In 2006, I started a series of short films based on the idea of unfolding and stacking simultaneous layers of experience and subjective histories.
The Stack pieces progressively came to signify and be a metaphor for thread, being woven into a personal history or an accumulation of embedded material memories.

Naomi Filmer - Jeweller, video, ice rings etc.

Annie Cattrell - REALLY LIKE

Annie Cattrell trained as a sculptor and has a studio in London. Her work captures moments in time, fleeting things, clouds on a particular day, a breath inside a human lung. Her subjects stem from her interest in areas such as neuroscience, anatomy and meteorology, and she is drawn to the fusion between science and art.

Cattrell works with a variety of materials and skills. She is drawn to working with glass because of its transparency and ability to reveal. Using different techniques she pushes the boundaries of can be achieved with glass, both physically and conceptually. Making the invisible visible and the ethereal solid, Cattrell offers a view of what is inside us and around us.

'I choose the familiar, for example a cloud, so whatever language you speak there is a kind of universal understanding. It is the transformation and freezing into three-dimensions of this iconographic subject matter that interests me: what happens when you contemplate something you think you know but shouldn't really be seeing this way. This three-dimensional vantage point allows the viewer to examine the subtle shifts and rhythms which ceaselessly occur in the natural world and within the body.'

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