Beyond the Surface
A collaborative exhibition by second year Fine Art students
The Gallery Space
University of Bedfordshire
3 – 6 May 2016
Private View: 3 May 6 – 8pm
“Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.” – Camille Pissarro
The repeated repurposing of certain spaces and materials used within them can produce visible layers of time which create a myriad of textures, tones and colours. Surfaces become cracked, broken and interrupted; layers are added and then weathered away. The state of dereliction is mysterious and visually compelling. Time, curious human visitors, encroaching plants, the activity of animals and the abrasive work of the elements act to perpetually alter the appearance of a space. This state of dereliction can produce unexpected beauty.
Dawn Adams makes sensitive and detailed works, which illustrate the most visually compelling aspects of decay and dereliction. The works capture the mysterious pull of abandoned places.
Becky King’s three-dimensional pieces are created using the materiality of unconventional materials, which speak of the constructing, and deconstructing of buildings over time. Through process and experimentation Becky creates a series of tactile, abstract and minimal works. Inspiration has come from repeated, natural and accidental marks found in the everyday.
Jade’Marie Silver works instinctively and expressively with the properties of a range of paint and mediums. Passionate about colour, Jade captures the accidental beauty found in weathered and damaged places.
Carla Watson’s carefully observed drawings focus on surface interruptions using line and tone. The graphite and ink drawings depict the minute lines, cracking and peeling of man-made elements.
Our responses stem from extensive visual research, site visits and photographs taken.