AboutExhibit A is an exhibition of diverse artworks produced by four final year undergraduate Fine Art students currently studying at Wimbledon College of Art which is part of University of the Arts London. The exhibition is being held Tuesday 10th April to Monday 16th April at The Gallery, Chelsea Reference Library, Old Town Hall, Kings Rd London SW3 5EZ. Telephone 020 7361 3010 for details.
Iman Awadh's work is about connections and disconnections between human beings, such as the relationship between politicians and the people, between families members and between a person and her or his feelings. Being born and raised in Iraq, and having left in the early 1990s, enabled Iman to notice the importance of the good connections between people as she was disconnected with her country and her family for 20 years.
The art pieces manipulate photographs that have been taken by her or by her children, by adding some stickers. She made the demonstrators look like puppets which imply that the politicians are not serious about the people. John Baldessari and Jeff Wall are two artists that have strongly inspired Iman.
Iman also uses wires and sweets in the pieces, which represent the connection between a person and his or her feelings which are presented as tiny creatures created by her.
Eve Campbell's oil paintings are colourful abstracts creating space inside the frame through colour, use of motifs and drawing with paint. Sometimes reductive often quirky her main interest is the mindful development of a visible painting process and of mark making which is painterly and gestural.
Fiona Masterton through her practice of merging and layering, using digital collage and paint, explores and plays with the complexity and dichotomy of memory, thought and emotion. In her juxtaposition of images she investigates the shadows, the shapes, the movement, the colours; that which lies in wait between the crevices. She likes the detail, the unspoken, the not being able to see everything. But it's not so much about being secret, but more about suggesting embedded and obscured possibilities.
Karen Pearson's art work is seeded by natural world, it's beauty and resilience but also it's vulnerability and temporality in the face of climate change. Concerned with life's constant flux between destruction and reconstruction, she often uses natural materials such as wax or bronze, to cast small emotive sculptures of once living material, elevating the status of their raw origins giving them new purpose and life. She also produces outdoor site-specific art placing it within the environmental context it is designed to critique.