October 2016 – October 2017
Visual artist Ilse Black has been commissioned to produce a large-scale wall drawing for Aspex Guildhall.
Bournemouth based artist Black will be creating a 3D piece entitled ‘Cut Loose’, using red and cyan ink.
Black said: “To look at the drawing without the 3D specs, it appears as a series of small red and cyan parallel lines, possibly with some reference to perspective. When viewed with the 3D specs, the drawing transforms into a three dimensional spatial intervention.
The lines appear to float off the wall, and some seem to recede from the drawing plane. This is manipulated by spacing between red and cyan lines, and by which color is on the left and which on the right.”
Members of the public are invited to see the artist producing her artwork live on site at the following dates:
Wednesday 28 September
Thursday 29 September
Friday 30 September
Thursday 6 October
Friday 7 October
The artist graduated from Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) in 2010 with a BA (Hons) degree.
Black has exhibited her work at the Threadneedle Prize, The Royal West of England: Drawn 2013 and The National Open Art Competition 2010 and 2011, where she was awarded the Best from the South West.
Aspex Guildhall is a partnership between Aspex, a contemporary art gallery located in Gunwharf Quays, and Portsmouth Guildhall.
Also exhibiting at Aspex Guildhall is Portsmouth based artist Tanya Wood, displaying a series of fine art drawings. These can be found in the Ground Floor café of the historic Guildhall building.
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Aspex has a 35-year track record of supporting emerging artists and engaging audiences, through the delivery of a programme of exhibitions, off-site projects and participatory opportunities. Artists such as Mona Hatoum, Richard Wilson and Susan Collis, all internationally acclaimed, received support from Aspex at an early point in their careers. This work has continued with projects including Craft Emergency, an open submission biennial exhibition, offering key opportunities for artist exposure and professional development for designer/makers since its development in 2013.
Since relocating to the waterfront at Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth in 2006, the gallery has focused on finding ways to meaningfully engage its visitors by facilitating connections with artists and revealing the creative process. The participation programme provides activities for toddlers through to pensioners, and its work with children with Special Educational Needs and Autism has been described as exemplary.
Portsmouth Cultural Trust
Portsmouth Cultural Trust are a registered charity that is serious about music, art, education and entertainment, and our ambition is to become a major Hampshire business centre. Attracting 235,000 people to Portsmouth Guildhall per year with our wide range of concerts and conferences we are one of the region's largest venues of its kind.