Twelve emerging artists present their current research methodologies and ideas within their studio practice at the midpoint of their Master of Arts studies in Fine Art at the University of Chichester. Using a variety of concepts, materials and processes, Emergence is a platform for discussion, critical thinking and reflection as each student refines their practice in preparation for their final show in September 2015.
Collectively, the works represent a variety of rigorous individual enquiries into the formal qualities of painting, drawing and sculpture. Each artist has established a dialogue with their chosen medium, exploring and developing their own method and language. The visual and tactile merits of each work references our experiential understanding of the world; through a collaboration with material and process, through an observation of landscape or place, or through a study of the human condition in which the body acts as a vehicle for sensed embodied experience.
Emergence provides a chance for artists Sehila Craft, Gemma Green, George Hinton, Kelly Horn, Keiko Iwamoto, Brad Kenny, Adrian Merrifield, Ross Morgan, Deborah Petch, Rachel Redfern, Mary Roslin, and Dean Rossiter to contemplate their creative enquiry so far, and contributes to the progression of their art practice as research.