An Open Box of People
The Northern School of Art, Hartlepool
This exhibition is a celebration of the artistic development of a group of burgeoning artists over the three years that they have spent together over their time at The Northern School of Art. The exhibition presents distinctive work in a wide range of media and, despite being a closely connected team, their vibrant critical interaction underpins individual creativity.
This is an exciting opportunity to witness the culmination of an important period in the lives of of these talented individuals. Although this will be their final exhibition as a collective, it will be just the beginning of their journey.
The concept for this piece is to strip the shell of the boat down to its materials and use them in order to create a new sculptural form. Therefore, giving a rebirth to the boat and 'rematerializing' the raw materials used in the making of the structure.
LACE X PINEAPPLE BLACK
Pineapple Black, Middlesbrough
The Black Path
This piece is a homage to this impactful industry and will be located in the heart of Middlesbrough near to the beginning of the route once used thousands of steel and ironworkers commuting between home and their shifts – ‘The Black Path’. By using the material of coal as the ‘path’ and layer of history, it acts as a beginning for the production of steel. Along the path are circular steel pieces made from locally found material. However, these pieces have been through a process of weathering allowing the natural process of rusting to take over the steel. As well as this the steel along the path is reminiscent of the many industrial landmarks in Middlesbrough. Nodding to the extended heritage of ‘The Black Path’.
“New LACE X Pineapple Black show is up and it's a brilliant ensemble. It's been a proper pleasure watching this group of artists grow and develop over the last few years and we are very proud to be able to offer them a platform to showcase this. Big thanks to all involved."
- Bobby Benjamin, Co-Owner of Pineapple Black
Wet Dovetail, Online
‘Fracture’ 2021 is a sculptural wall piece that attempts to take the manipulated material of coal and revert it back to its original natural formation. Coal seams are banded deposits of coal that are visible within layers of rock. They are located underground and are mined to form coal in its more known forms. By flattening finely milled coal dust and larger pieces of coal, a long form was created reminiscent of these seams. At this point the form was demolished, from the perfect rectangle of material in order to show the fragmented process of coal mining. Left is an imperfect, imposing depiction of the material and its journey.
The show is the fourth to be exhibited in our new Wetdovetail Virtual Project Space, filled with over 40 unique artists from around the world.
The space is comprised of video, sculpture, 3D modelling, and a more! The space is accessible via mobile and desktop and is open 24/7 on the site, so feel free to come visit again!
Celebrate Everything: International Women's Day
In Search of Art
Basecamp are delighted to present an Introduction to Lace Collective - a film by Lizzie Mckeone presented by Jemma Jelf.
LACE are a female artist collective comprising Charlie Love, Amy Heald, Bethany Hunton, Annabel Collins, Keegan Gallon and Annamaria Kovacs.
‘We are a collective of female artists from the North East driven by different mediums but bound by our femininity and our identities as women. We vary in age, ethnicity and sexuality and our strong sense of individuality is clear within our work.
‘The work ranges from photography and sculpture to installation and paint. The work has been made during lockdown and informed by our experience of the pandemic. We look forward to being able to exhibit it in real life but, for now, we hope you enjoy this virtual exhibition.’
Unlocked in Lockdown
Wild Vision Art, Stockton
WHERE CAN I FIT A ROLL OF PAPER? Window
“Wild Vision Collective is a new creative collaboration, birthed during lockdown, when 4 Teesside-based artists got together to support one another and dream about how they could use their skills collectively, to create projects that would bring a spark of hope to their local area. Selected works will form an exhibition to be shown throughout November in the Wild Vision pop up Gallery, Wellington Square, Stockton on Tees. Submissions are welcome from both professional and amateur artists, in a range of media both 2D and 3D. 'Unlocked in Lockdown' is an open call to all artists with a TS postcode, both professional and amateur.
This piece was a continuation of a series I created over lockdown making use of my native space and everyday materials.
A Box of People
Pineapple Black, Middlesbrough
‘Intersect’ is a site specific installation made for the Pineapple Black Stockroom Gallery in March 2020. The concept behind the piece was to use found steel from the local area of Middlesbrough and arrange them in a way that would interact and form a language with the space.
The space of which I am showing is a former stockroom therefore, bars and infrastructure are a dominating factor of the environment. I wished to not attempt to cover this up but to embrace it by echoing the infrastructure of the room within the piece. Alongside the installation are two column like paintings that I created before the installation. They inform and influence the piece due to the gesture like marks and strokes the found material creates. Especially due to the weathering and impact of the environment on the material.
By remaining true to the material I am allowing layers of history to be embedded within the installation that is situated in the rich industrial town of Middlesbrough.
A Black and White Christmas
Pineapple Black, Middlesbrough
Created for the 'A Black and White Christmas' Exhibition in December 2019 at Pineapple Black Arts.
A 'triptych' of sculptures are placed together to create the installation of 'Alter'. The piece is very much about ‘Truth to Materials’ and how this spectrum works, therefore it shows how a traditional material such as canvas can be manipulated from a flat, stretched, paintable surface to a crumpled, rigid, form. The three pieces featured are all uniquely manipulated and are free standing from supports. The stark black contrast of these pieces furthers the alteration from primed canvas to the 'form'. As the term 'triptych' is historically used to describe paintings or drawings of three panels, I use the word to describe three panels of canvas.