February 18, 2014
February 18, 2014
Artist’s Talk: PaintUnion
Tuesday 18 February 6.30 -8.30pm
Following on from the successful launch in December 2013, PaintUnion are back with another fantastic installment of their bi-monthly contemporary painting discussions. See below for more information for the event on 18th February:
The Griffin Gallery will be showing ‘Water + Colour’, curated by Rebecca Pelly-Fry, in the gallery during this PaintUnion discussion night, so we thought it would be an excellent opportunity to discuss ephemerality and how artists use water based media in their practices now.
PaintUnion is very happy to welcome Jemima Brown and Juliette Losq as speakers for this event.
Jemima uses sculpture, painting, drawing and time based media to create humanoid avatars occupying a zone between the animate and the inanimate. The work explores formal sculptural decision making, suggested narrative and social critique. She was the recipient of the 2010/11 Mark Tanner Sculpture Award, showing new work at Standpoint Gallery in London in September 2011. A Fulbright Scholar at the University of California Los Angeles in 1998 and a Cocheme Fellow at the University of the Arts, Byam Shaw School of Art in London in 2006, Jemima has recently been working on ‘Untitled Picture Profiles’. A selection from this series of watercolour works cataloguing the Facebook profiles of all her contacts will be shown at Paper in Manchester in April-June 2014.
Juliette’s watercolour installations are immersive environments; the sheets of torn paper run down the wall, peel away and layer over each other, ultimately spilling out onto the floor and surrounding the viewer. She often incorporates Victorian furniture, further challenging the ideas of watercolour as being a medium that, traditionally, is to be presented in a frame, on a wall. Her work is typified by fragmented narratives relating mysterious incidents and landscapes that are charged with an imagined threat. Solo shows include: Dans la poussière de cette planète, Galerie Arcturus, Paris, 2013; Lucaria, Theodore Art, New York, 2012; Life of Wood c/o BTAP, Seoul, 2009. She was the winner of the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2005.