NOW THEN: Art in the Moment
Talented artists studying FdA Fine Art at Bristol School of Art have created a new art exhibition named Now Then.
Taking place March 22- 24 in an untouched, derelict shop on Wells Road, the eight artists will investigate the point where mind meets matter in this diverse, pop-up show.
This free exhibition seeks to open the senses, to permit uncertainty and to wake-up wonder; while also asking big questions such as how do our thoughts shape reality? Is our experience the same as that of others? Can we live in the present? And might we trust our intuition?
• Simona Dlugosova’s quiet, durational performance, Picking, explores sensation and our reaction to materiality and being
• Elenya Knops’s multi-media installation, Non-Sense, burns holes in the rose petals of our society’s romantic self-absorption
• Jacob D’Silva’s Perpetual Polymorphism is a series of 12 intricate drawings, born out of an immediate, intense, creative energy
• Alex Owen catches an abstract moment of colour mixing and movement in her process painting, Embrace
• Patricia Crystal’s Let Me Tell You Something is an installation that reflects on the human spirit and the narrative thread that shapes our lives
• Lucy Marshall captures a tender, idiosyncratic view of the everyday in The Sky Is an Artist, her series of small photographs
• Jasmine Eckett’s Trinity is a monochrome mural that perfectly embodies the artist’s instinctive, free-flowing approach
• Gaby Solly’s video installation, When We Notice Why We Notice What, considers shifting the emphasis of our ordinary, observational focus
Visitors to NOW THEN will be invited to make their own art in the moment. A continuing, participative piece that will develop over the course of the show as people respond to an arrangement left by the person who came before.
Contact: Gaby Solly, 07947577503
Venue: 144 Wells Road, Totterdown, Bristol BS4 2AG
Preview: Friday 22nd March, 6pm-9pm
Show open: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March, 12pm-4pm