13 February – 17 March 2014
Phoebe Eustance, Pavilion after Giotto, 2013
Pavilion after Giotto references aesthetic elements from Giotto’s paintings of religious scenes and events where architectural structures are depicted to facilitate and create platforms for social exchanges. The piece hints at something existential with the steps, platforms and voids and has an elegancy contrasting with the urban materials that have been used.
Phoebe Eustance studied in Lisbon at Faculadade de Belas Artes de Lisboa and at University of Leeds, graduating in 2013 with a degree in Fine Art. Eustance has organised and participated in exhibitions and projects across England, Lisbon and Slovakia including: Beyond Merely Assembling (Mark Devereux Projects) at Projects: Manchester; Pop Up Exposição at São Lázaro 94 in Lisbon; All My Independent Women: Video Lounge in the Special Collections of Brotherton Library; and participated in an open studio residency with PSL and Spur Publication in Leeds. She is currently doing an internship in Slovakia and working on a collaborative project with writer Jamie Leatherbarrow.
For further information about Phoebe Eustance please visit: phoebeeustance.com
18 March – 28 April 2014
Liz West, Vanishing Boundaries, 2013
“Vanishing Boundaries signifies a connection between her [Liz West’s] long-standing artistic interests (including methodically gathering objects) and new sculptural experiments. Comprising of an array of reflective discs protruding above floor level, the installation emits intense bursts of light from underneath the discs; the concrete floor is transformed into a field of colour, connected by the trailing electrical wires. The reflections of the discs also distort, the ceiling is multiplied when the viewer explores the work. The hues of each light gently diminish, creating, as the title of the work hints, soft colour mixes. Notably, the reflective discs also deny us full exposure to the source of light: a method that West has employed in previous installations.”
[Extract taken from Schauen, essay on Liz West by Jack Welsh]
Liz West graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 2007, with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art: Sculpture and Environmental Art. Since then she has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally. West had her first major Arts Council England funded solo exhibition, Chroma in July 2012 at BLANKSPACE, Manchester.
Selected group exhibitions include: Stew Gallery, Norwich (2010), The Minerva Gallery, Chichester (2010), The Invisible Dog, New York, (2010), Elevator Gallery, London (2011), Wolstenholme Creative Space, Liverpool (2012), Untitled BCN, Barcelona (2012) and Cornerhouse, Manchester (2013). In 2010 West was shortlisted for the Celeste Prize, New York, London Photography Award, London and commissioned to create a new site-specific work for Northern Futures awards, Barnsley. In 2011 she was shortlisted for the Woolgather Art Prize, Leeds and The Title Art Prize, Manchester. This year West has been commissioned to make a new work to exhibit at Cornerhouse, Manchester and Barnaby Festival. West lives and works in Manchester.
For further information about Liz West please visit: liz-west.com