An exhibition of artworks focused on material investigations by recent graduates Anna Battersby, Christophe Domergue and Tanya Reinli.
Battersby’s subtle and fragile work is realised through material encounters in the medium of ceramics. The agency of the fluid materials, through gesture, chance and movement, allows the elemental to be brought to the fore and captured in her illuminated porcelain wall works and husk-like porcelain vessels.
Domergue’s work unveils what he terms ‘peelings’. This term captures the physical process of peeling a surface and the materiality of the artwork. In creating peelings there is the element of surprise. The surprise is what the cast lifts and leaves behind. Although Domergue generates the conditions through which these works are made possible, what is revealed cannot be fully controlled.
Reinli’s work is inspired by magnetism as a “physical phenomenon produced by electric charge, which results in attractive and repulsive forces between objects”. Her works employ paint, stretch film, glass and resin to suggest these forces. The resinous surface of her work invites and repels at the same time, while the viewer becomes a part of the artwork, albeit distorted in the reflection from the irregular surface.
Special event: Saturday 17 February. 3pm to 6pm.