Studio 5: Image-Object, Object-Image

Show overview

A hallucinogenic evocation of a disco ball performed to camera by a woman with mirror tiles stuck to her face. A solid paint cast of the Venus De Milo on a palette. Animated collaged piles of abstract corpulent flesh passing through a meat grinder to the jaunty beat of Super Mario. There are sustained painterly explorations of material limits, photographic reproduction, systems of semiosis, and dystopian cityscapes dissolving into a blurry puddle of graffiti.  A slew of taxidermied mice baubles went up at Christmas, but came down with the tree.

The studio set out to explore and celebrate the intense subjectivity and skewed focus of the artist’s eye as a transformative agent. Galloping through a study of practices that range in their affect from the political to the wilfully dumb, we’ve identified as a studio what it is that artists offer in the way of a revelatory experience to their audiences in the competitive babble of contemporary cultural life.

Beginning with an exploration of the blurred formal boundaries between drawing, painting and sculptural practices, the faulty mechanics by which objects are accorded cultural and historical value were considered. Simultaneously, the alluring gaudy trash of ‘low’ culture exerts a strong pull for students working at the edges of taste and respectability, treading the line between complicity and critique. The work emerging considers the charged potential of manipulating these tropes in film, installation, performance and photography.

Black and white digital print, 2014

Exhibition Details

P.V. Tuesday 10th June, 6-10pm
Opens Wed 11th - Sat 21st June
Venue Central House (2nd floor)
Online Cass Degree Show
Studio Studio 5: Image-Object, Object-Image
Course Fine Art BA (Hons)

Private View: Tuesday 10th June 6pm-10pm

Opening times: Wednesday 11th - Saturday 21st June
Mon-Fri 10am-7pm
Sat 11am-6pm
Sun 11am-4pm

Venue:
Central House (2nd floor)
59-63 Whitechapel High Street
London E1 7PF (see map)

See Fine Art Online Catalogue

MONIKA BANCYR DE ANGELI
FARIDA BHULA
JOANNA BOXALL
KATIE BROWN
EDMUND CAVILL
JACOPO DAL BELLO
MARTA DOLAK
MAXWELL HEALE
JAMES KELLY
ZORNITSA KESHISHAYAN
TAHIR KHAN
JING LU
AMBER MARSH
CHRISTINE MEYER
KATIE MOIR
CATHERINE NOBLE
PARIS PEDDIE
CHOI POON
LEWIS QUINN
JAMES SMITHSON
DIDAR UDDIN AHMED
WILLIAM VICKERS
INDRE VILCINSKAITE
ADAM WALLACE
CHRISTIANNA WEBSTER
TRACEY SMITH