Novas Arts presents a multi media group exhibition (eye) level at the Contemporary Urban Centre, London Bridge Bankside
The exhibition (eye) level showcases the work of four artists, known as 58 - a collective from England, Spain and the USA, in their first group show. Their collective art practice includes painting, animation, photography, video and storytelling and spans a diverse range of themes and approaches.
Miranda Gavin will be showing an on-going body of work Home Discomforts which explores the construction of a wounded self-identity in the context of the family home. Miranda has created an installation of light boxes for this group exhibition using photographic material spanning thirty years to re-present memories. Looking at the past from a position of control, she attempts to reconfigure spatial and temporal relations and involve the viewer in what is a challenging and ultimately cathartic process.
Embracing the creative impulse, Timothy B Layden's body of work Looking and Seeing/Curiosity and Feeling explores various perspectives and states within the shared spectrum of human experience, Focusing on the emotive and reflective, through his paintings he investigates the construction of reality through the senses and the conceptualisation of this experience through the creation of symbol and myth. His work often examines the human dichotomy of the spectator/observer, who is in himself participant in the spectacle, objectifying the subjective response.
Mafe Valen's latest work sees her take on a position as an observer of life and nature. Cramond Causeway is an installation/music video exploring detail and difference through repetition. The music is performed by Scottish musicians Buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo and is taken from their Forth Islands Series.
Deveril presents three diverse pieces of writing. In print, The First Unborn - an Epic Poem is an exercise in writing poetry for an academic purpose. Using parody, philosophy, and mythology, Deveril explores the choreography of words rather than movements. It follows a modern day Hermes into the Underworld of the Virtual Reality of the Imagination - with an Appendix. The mysterious Four Tales is given a lo-fi audio-visual treatment. A small book, Made of Stuff, presents the character of a young girl, Bomzidit, and her friends.
Looking and feeling/playing and creating - Visualising Music through Painting
Informal and educational workshops will be run by the artists to explore the influence of music in painting and the role of synesthesia. Participants will be encouraged to analyse their experiences of music and express these creatively through painting and drawing. All materials will be provided.
FREE on Tuesday 8, 15 and 22 April from 4:30 to 6 (Ages 18+).