VIE /Feedback, Evaluation and Crit

The exhibition has been successful, it’s received some great, positive feedback including how well curated it was. It was noticed how we had used the space well and also how great mine and Charlotte Robinson’s pieces are displayed together and create a contrast of dark and light, I think this is something we will replicate in our next Exhibition in April/May as it’s been positively pointed out. It was also pointed out how all the pieces complimented each other; not just one single piece of work stood out, which reflects how well we worked as a team, we helped each other and everything was discussed as a group. The single piece of criticism we did receive was about a comment book that we left out, hoping to receive feedback on how the exhibition went, but we were informed that with comment books they only attract positive feedback, praising how good the show is, which is great, but you will rarely receive constructive criticism which I suppose you want, so this critique is completely understandable and we will definitely take this through to our next exhibitions.

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My individual work received all positive feedback too. Charlie and I also took this opportunity to have our crit in the space, and receive feedback on the exhibited pieces. My work was perceived how I wanted it to be; people knew that it was related to death and after deconstructing the work, they saw that it was full of angst from the lyrics and words. It was also pointed out how narrative it all is, but It only works being left to right, which I intend it being read this way, I never considered people may read it right to left, so next time I will have to reconsider this. Someone described the voids as the sensation after you rub your eyes; the moment your eyes are distorted with colour and first see light again, which I really liked the idea of. Another also said that each individual piece has a lot of personality, like a human; as though when you die you become your own little void, which again I love the idea of – I’m so fearful of death, I’ve created my own afterlife option, They become a moment in someone’s lifecycle.

I was told that my work as it stands right now, is slightly unprofessional, I displayed the paper pieces away from the wall using blue-tack, but I did expect to receive this comment, this was never intended to be a final piece, and I know I need to develop on it, but I wanted to receive feedback on how I should move forward and improve, which I did.

Overall, I’m really pleased with our exhibition and I know the rest of the group are too. We have alot of hope and reassurance in our next exhibition, and we are all really excited to display together again. It’s been a great learning opportunity and the overall experience has been successful, I’m really pleased and ready to develop my work from this.

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VIE / Documentation

My piece; untitled (voids), 2016. 17 circle ink paintings adorned with masking fluid, various sizes, span 7ft on 8/9ft wall.

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Close up Photos of my void paintings:


Images of the Exhibition:

Video of the Exhibition:

 

 

All Photos and Video’s taken by Myself.

VIE / Installation and Curation

We installed the exhibition today, and everything ran smoothly. We were all aware of each other’s current practice, and had an idea on what we would be displaying; it was just a matter of the right placement for each piece. In terms of curation, we prioritised people’s needs first; I had already drawn a rough plan for my works, pictured below, and I required the longest wall for my piece spanning 7ft, Paige needed the floor space to place her two plinths and the remaining three just required wall space, but placing them thoughtfully where they sat best next to other works.

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With ACG Gallery only being a small space, we really wanted to make the most of it, but not overcrowd it. So we displayed individual works on each wall space; 4 in total and had works in the floor space on plinths, and overall it made a really tidy and interesting exhibition, the diverse variety of pieces yet remaining cohesive due to the theme. As a group, we are all really pleased with how the exhibition looks and how well our works sit together, we’re glad we took this opportunity as it has assured us our end of year exhibition; where we will all display together again, will be aesthetically successful.

 

Documentation from this show can be found here – https://lydiajackson96.wordpress.com/2016/03/09/vie-doccumentation/

VIE / Poster and Proposal

In one week, I will be exhibiting in a group show including 4 other Sheffield Artists; Paige Howard, Cherelle Khan, Charlotte Robinson and Rebecca Smith. Our group exhibition is titled VIE and will take place in Sheffield Hallam University’s; ACG Gallery from 7-14 March.

Below is the poster for our Exhibition designed by Gallery organiser; Julie Wersterman:

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Proposal
VIE, meaning life in French, is the next exhibition in Sheffield Hallam Universities ACG Gallery in Arundel Gate Court Studios. Five Sheffield based artists displaying their artworks together that surround the theme of life from 7-14 March. Each of the five artists will display a single piece of work that surrounds their own individual theme and interpretation of life including; Home, Death, Mental Illness, Human Expression and Family Life. This exhibiting opportunity will also act as preparation for the groups final second year show, where they will exhibit together for a second time.