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Helen Edling, David Foggo and Marianne Wilde

An exhibition of works by recent MA graduates and current MA students, exploring perception, purpose and meaning.
This exhibition hosts the work of three exciting new artists who all encourage the viewer to see things in different ways. Below the artists describe how they view their own work;

“Overall themes for this exhibition for me is; anticipation, curiosity and a playfulness; this with the opposites of here-there, inside-outside and present-future. The different ways with the perception of the space around you, the room and the space that the viewers inhabit in the room.”

Helen Edling 2008

“My practice is largely informed by semantic theory, often stretching affinities that surround a word or object. Word play and punning are a key aspect of this.”

David Foggo 2008

“This current work, Reading Room second edition, uses glass as a medium to represent the clarity of nothingness – the beginning. Into this beginning I make a start that consists of words – words that often represent loss. I then take the words away through burning. The objects that are left can sometime contain decipherable words, but more often, just a trace of a written word, an indication that something has been there, remains………..
……..through this practical and reflective exploration of what we perceive as ‘blank’ space on a page I would hope to get closer to the experience of ‘wondering’ rather than ‘knowing’. This gap then leaves room for the narrative structure of ‘story-making’ to occur.”
Marrianne Wilde 2008


Preview:  4th April 2008.  7 -9pm.  

Exhibition runs from:  5th April – 1st June 2008

Gallery opening times:  Wednesday – Sunday, 12 noon – 4pm

Children’s workshops:  17th May 10am – 12 noon and 1pm – 3pm.

The morning session will be Felt Making and the afternoon session will be how to make a textile picture.   Open to children aged 8 upwards. Free. Spaces are limited, so please call the gallery or email mags@saltburnartistsprojects.org.uk to reserve your child’s place.

Artists’ Talks:  10th April 7.30pm – 9pm.  And 8th May 7.30pm – 9pm.


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