FELTspace will play host to one of these exhibitions throughout February and into early March exhibiting work from Anna Horne and Andrew Dearman.
Working in sculpture and installation, Anna Horne’s practice takes cues from nostalgic memories of home furnishings and the domestic environment. Materially driven, her work encompasses the use of manufactured and fake materials including cork vinyl, wood veneer and contact. Horne’s use of familiar materials creates a sense of the uncanny within the sculptures that are at once reminiscent of household items, but lack the utility of their domestic counterparts. Contrasting elements often appear within the sculptures, with hard and soft, shiny and matte, real and fake acting alongside each other within many works.
‘The works are a testament to decorative household items and materials remembered from my family home. I am interested in the ambiguity caused from the collision of old and new. The striking disparity between the familiarity of my materials and the strangeness of the works themselves is the crux of my practice.’
Andrew Dearman is a visual artist who works primarily with analogue photography. With a keen interest in found film and photographic images, his practice has been influenced by his academic research into the ethics of authorship and ownership. Dearman’s experimentation with 19th century photographic techniques has led to an interest in the materialism of the photographic image. His work explores the glitches and nuances that are caused by the photographic processes.
His photographic collages often use an assemblage of found images, paper cut outs, photocopies and photographs. Using a diorama ‘stage’ to set up the image, Dearman constructs a scene incorporating art historical references, self-portraits and recurring characters. He then photographs them using various analogue techniques, such as Ambrotypes and Cyanotypes.
Grid ARI will be releasing video profiles of the artists between now and the festival launch date. For more information on the 2014 Grid Festival please visit the Grid Projects ARI website.