On April 15th I attended the launch of ‘Build Your Own’ a new project by Low Profile (Rachel Dobbs and Hannah Jones) at DXDX Studios, Plymouth. The project has developed out of the artists’ reaction to the structures and institutions around practice-based / practice-led PhDs in the Arts. Faced with difficulties of finding a context where they might pursue a joint research project, or find funding to support a significant period of joint research, Dobbs and Jones have embarked on raising the funds and resourcing to Build Their Own …
The event was held at the new DXDX artists’ studios at Regent Street, Plymouth.
Tim Ellis, The Tourist
exhibition at Spacex Exeter
12 March to 30 April 2011
On Saturday 12th March, I attended the launch of Tim Ellis’s exhibition ‘The Tourist’ at Spacex, Exeter. I’ve posted a review of the show on the Interface section of the a-n website.
The body of new work, a mix of sculptures, installation and paintings, sits well in the varied room spaces at Spacex. The work is amusing and witty, drawing together aspects of Modernist aesthetic with contemporary bricollage to critique the certainties or ideals of the Modern, and to question our easy dismissal of Modernist aspirations.
Review at Interface (a-n.co.uk)
A print version of the review will be published in AN Magazine, June 2011.