Monday, June 30, 2008

Francis Gomila: "LAST TRAIN" Arts Council England North East, UK

Francis Gomila's Last Train will be exhibited at Arts Council England North East for the month of July.

In LAST TRAIN (filmed in no-man's-land territory between the Slovak/Austrian borders,) Francis Gomila presents a journey located between a deeper landscape of boundary-less
senses of the mind; a sculptural journey between the real and the imagined. We witness time captured and stretched in distilled detail. Time passing is held, pulled back,
information reversed, penetrated and shifting like a visual analogy of theoretical physics en route. Hannah Finlator.

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Francis Gomila
LAST TRAIN 2005. DVD 5’:40.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Cecilia Stenbom: "VIEW08 Finnish Media Art Festival" Helsinki, Finland

VIEW08 Finnish Media Art Festival
Andorra, Helsinki

24.5.2008 - 25.5.2008

Artists included: Aho Björn, Antikainen Pia, Anttila Hanna Maria, Arlander Annette, Astala Lauri, Brander Pirjetta, Granö Veli, Ekström Saara, Haikala Eeva-Mari, Hukkataiva Helinä, Ivars Hanne, Kangasmaa Tuomo, Kasitonni Anssi, Koistila Tanja, Koivumäki Juhani, Kokko Jaana, Lampisuo Marko, Lassila Nina, Lecklin Johanna, Luhta Lauri, Maasalo Mikko, Mäki Teemu, Mäki-Jussila Juha, Näsänen Elena, Niemi-Junkola Fanni, Nygren Anneli, Oja Marjatta & Keränen Asko, Palosaari Sari, Pennanen Anu, Pink Twins, Puhakka Vesa, Puranen Saila, Reinhard Aurora, Renvall Markus, Renvall Seppo, Romo Heidi, Rouhiainen Simo, Rousseau Gregoire, Ruscica Jani, Saloranta Elina, Salosmaa Aarno, Savolainen Alli, Seraphin Lena, Stenbom Cecilia, Takala Pilvi, Timonen Maija, Tykkä Salla, Viita Milja, Virkajärvi Sampsa, Whitehead Oliver, Yli-Annala Kari, Ziegler Denize


Cecilia Stenbom
The Inspector, 2007
HD Video (Widescreen)
Duration 4'16"

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Peter J. Evans: "Prospects and Interiors: Recent acquisitions of sculptors’ drawings" Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK

01.06.08 - 24.08.08
Mezzanine Gallery
Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

Taking as its point of departure Liadin Cooke’s compelling representation of the ‘Red Room’ in which Jane Eyre was locked up overnight by her unfeeling aunt, Prospects and Interiors looks at drawings by contemporary sculptors of interior space, both physical and mental. The selection ranges from perspective drawings of imagined architectural interiors, laid out as virtual stage sets with a series of suggestive props; through highly worked, close-up studies, in which floors, walls and furnishings are turned into abstract patterns; to more expressive abstractions which describe the interior spaces of the mind, those places onto which we project our hopes and fears.

Running throughout the show is the sculptor’s concern to find a way of representing space as matter. It explores the peculiar ability of the drawn line or mark to make evident usually invisible currents and forces - such as heat, sound and emotion - and to dissolve material differences between various objects and between objects and space. It suggests that, through drawing, sculptors can express space in new ways - in terms of light and shade, emotional and physical forces and particles of matter - and make ‘nothingness’ into something that is ‘full’ and charged with energy.

Prospects and Interiors is based around a core of works in the Leeds collection, including several new acquisitions, with the addition of a number of loans. It includes work by Ed Allington, Phyllida Barlow, Anna Barriball, Nathan Coley, Liadin Cooke, Tony Cragg, Peter J. Evans, Magdalena Jetelova, Minjung Kim, Rosie Leventon, John Newling, Rick Oginz, Carl Plackman, Martin Westwood, Rachel Whiteread, Stephen Willats and Bill Woodrow.

The exhibition will be accompanied by an essay written by the curator Sophie Raikes.

Peter J. Evans
The Universe & You #4, 2004
Graphite on Paper
64 x 88 x 5 cms, 25.22 x 34.67 x 1.97 inches