Gallery Revisit – Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff – ‘Nothing Like Something Happens Anywhere’ Francis Alys, Stan Denniston, Andy Holden, Ben Rivers, Ugo Rondinone, Maaike Schoorel and George Shaw.

I popped into Chapter Arts Centre last night to drop off an invitation to the Masters Show at Howard Gardens and took a second look at the exhibition ‘Nothing Like Something Happens Anywhere’ One of my favourite painters, George Shaw, has four of his paintings on show there at the moment. His paintings comprise a…

Final Exhibition and Viva Voce – Learning outcomes

I will need to make sure that each of the criteria below are addressed before my viva on Tuesday 4th September.  Have a systematic understanding of their field of knowledge, which includes a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights at the forefront of that field. Have a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to…

MFA Final Exhibition, The Art, Methodology and Documentation.

Final Exhibition, Methodology  and Documentation – Building on the Research carried out in the Intermediate Project Module. My final exhibition will continue to build on the research  that I carried for the Intermediate Project Module  refining  materials, concepts and any new perceptions/sensations/ findings on site , to say what I have to say  in the best…

Exhibition Plan – MFA 2012

Exhibition Plan Introduction For my final exhibition I have chosen the first space as you enter the main sculpture studio. This represents an extremely interesting location where I propose to develop and produce a site responsive project exploring my perceptions and consequent visualisations of the space. My intent in such practice application is to align…

Catalogue Statement – Final MFA Exhibition, September 2012

Catalogue Statement This site responsive project comprises a selection of work exploring my perceptions and relationship to the gallery space. An empty room has no defined purpose, challenging us to think through its space in a different way to a conventionally occupied room. Similarly, a work of art leaves the question of its function indeterminate….

Final Project and Exhibition Proposal

Exhibition Proposal M Janette Williams Master of Fine Art -2012 ADX 7011 and 7010 Project Proposal Specialist Tutor- Dr Jac Saorsa 25th June 2012 1.     A summary of the interests/questions that inform your current work and how you can imagine extending these. 2.     An indication of the way in which you intend to work and…

The Colour Field Painters

The Colour Field Painters   Robert Ryman,  (born May 30, 1930, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.) Robert Ryman  –  American painter whose lifelong production of white paintings reflects a connection to minimalism.  Despite the look of his paintings, however, Ryman did not consider himself an abstract painter because, as he said,  “I don’t abstract from anything.…I am…

Statement Writing session with David Trigg

Today I had the opprtunity of discussing my artist statement with David Trigg at G39. Last week I submitted my present artist statement to David Trigg  through Sean Edwards at g39’s WARP progamme so that he could take a look at it in advance of our session today. This has come at a great time…

Project proposal

On Monday I have to submit a project proposal detailing what I plan to do for my show in Sept. A summary of the interests and questions that inform my current work  and how do I imagine extending these, an indication of how I intend to work and a rationale for this. Details of how…

Feedback from My Intermediate Project and the Final Project module

Working towards my Final Project Proposal I have my feedback for my Intermediate Project Module today and am looking forward to it because it will mean that I can get down to actually making work in response to a space again. I wandered around the university yesterday to look for a possible space for my show….

Robert Irwin’s Column

I read Robert Irwin’s book ‘ Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Things one Sees’  by this famous Light and Space artist earlier this year and enjoyed it very much as an artist who deals with the same concerns. It is a must read though for any contemporary artist. Irwin’s investigations go beyond the…

Way forward

Way Forward. Looking back at my work I continue to think of art as something that is a universal language that I cannot easily put into words. The combination of the effect of light in the space, what constitutes the space itself , what is left in the space and my perceptions of being in…