'New Contemporaries, formerly Young Contemporaries has a long and illustrious history, dating back to the first exhibition of young graduates in 1949. For the past 60 years this annual show has been dedicated to profiling the work of young, new and emerging artists at the start of their professional careers. Through its annual presence, New Contemporaries has identified serious artists from each generation and given them the opportunity to show for the first time. The premise remains the same today.' I decided to go and look at the new contemporaries exhibition at the Cornerhouse to see what new and exciting things were coming into the 'real world'. The exhibition was mainly works from people from the fine art area, although it was still interesting to look at. The illustartion work by Richard healey stood out. The pencil over print really worked. I also liked the work of Freya White, the pieces had something about them and the direction was quite magical. I wasnt keen on alot of the work shown but it was good to see how the work was exhibited and the stories behind the pieces created.
Thursday, 22 October 2009
Bloomberg New Contemporaries.
Feya White. 'A series of paintings, based upon moments not typical of the films they represent, addressing the way in which we experiance and watch films.'
David Price. 'Mans eternal state of fear seems a condition of all times. I draw on images from history re-working themes so as to bring them into contemporary focus.'
Richard Healey. Designs for Nicolae Ceausescus's 40,000 watt chandalier.
'Richard Healeys work centres around socio-political and creative imagination, embodied through architecture and design. Exploring the imaginary space that can exist within and in-between existing objects and places, He constructs varying setups and narratives.'