Friday, 8 June 2012
Exhibition at OSR Projects: Nothing Ever Happens
Open: 15 June - 8 July 2012
Launch Party: Thursday 14 June 6-9pm
BUS SERVICE to the launch party departs from G39 at 4pm returning by 11.30pm / £8 each - please contact Nia on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to book a seat.
Nia Metcalfe, Cardiff-based curator and co-director of Elbow Room, presents 'Nothing Ever Happens' for OSR Projects in West Coker, Somerset. The exhibition brings together the work of three artists, each with very different practices and approaches but all referencing some kind of liminal, elemental state or space. With a dream-like reflection of the world around us into the gallery space, they perhaps hint at our dislocation from the landscape, or from our origin and our attempts to understand, categorise and control it. Running throughout is an inherent simplistic beauty - the beauty of landscape, natural form and material.
Interdisciplinary in its nature, Metcalfe's selection for this exhibition combines digital technologies with ideas and practices referencing the pace and aesthetics of the Arts and Craft movement; featuring video pieces by Sheffield-based artist, Michael Day, photographic collage and wall-scapes interpreting walks taken by Dafydd Fortt, alongside Ellie Doney's sculptural forms in ceramics and glass. This exhibition asks us to consider 'man's' search for meaning in nature, life-cycles and ideologies attached to the natural landscape, with underlying allusions to the human predisposition of expectation, control and failure.
The Old School Room is an artist run studio and project space providing a platform for exhibition, collaboration and creative exploration.
The Old School Room
Thursday - Saturday / 11am-5pm
Sunday / 12-4pm
Nearest train stations: Yeovil Junction or Crewkerne - see their site for more transport info.
More information about the exhibition, the artists and the curator can be found on the OSR Projects site.
Image: (c) Ellie Doney,
from the ‘Applied Dreaming’ series.
Posted by Helen Warburton at 07:11