|Jan: The Guitar Guy Played Real Cool Feedback and Super Sounding Riffs - Gareth Mooney
Gareth Mooney’s portraits are produced from the perspective of a fan painting a hero or icon. The artist uses thick impasto to create a painterly approximation of his subjects, building layers of oil paint that are almost sculptural in appearance.
|Feb: Art Sheffield 08: Yes, No, Other Options|
|Apr: Cultivated Landscapes, Matthew Smith
Matthew Smith’s free-standing sculptures are scaled-down models of lakes from the Lake District National Park, filled with water, fish and aquatic plants. Ennerdale Water, Crummock Water and Buttermere have been reduced in size to resemble garden ponds, but have been carefully constructed to depict the intricate edges of the real lakes, describing all their inlets and promontories.
|Jun: Lying Freely, Ruth Buchanan and Eveline van den Berg
An accumulation exhibition leading up to a sculpture reading performance on Fri 20th June, 6pm.
Curated by Jan Verwoert.
What defines an exhibition as an event? If not its beginning and end, then how could the modalities of its duration be changed and used to redefine what the show can be?
Jul: Mr Palomar, Sarah Hughes and Patrick Farmer
For their exhibition at Bloc Sarah Hughes and Patrick Farmer have installed a series of loudspeakers in the gallery that emit macro sound recordings of melting ice.
The title is taken from Italo Calvino’s philosophical novel Mr Palomar, which considers the significance of a mundane and anthropocentric view of life, and the apparent insignificance of the world around us.
Oct: This Moment Here, Chloë Brown
With parallels to children’s fiction, but following in the tradition of Memento Mori, Chloë Brown’s installation functions as three-dimensional freeze frames, moments within a narrative where we can only guess what follows…
Nov: Not to Scale, Steve Hawley
Using images shot in model villages around Britain, Steve Hawley’s video-work ‘Not to Scale’
combines nostalgia with a peculiarly English surrealism.
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