Platform for Emerging Arts #12 - Material Matters
12 – 22 October 2016
Private View 11 October 18.30 – 21.00
Leyden Gallery's forthcoming exhibition Platform for Emerging Arts #12 is a mixed media exhibition that promises a dynamic display from six talented emerging artists in one of East London's most vibrant art spaces.
Responding to a call-out for emerging art, each of the six artists has been selected for their promise and skill by curators Adriana Cerne & Lindsay Moran. Leyden Gallery has shown its astute judgment in recognising emerging talent, as their perception in the past has produced artists who have gone on to both critical acclaim and commercial success.
With the development of each of Leyden Gallery’s Platform shows there is a fabulous opportunity for the public to both see and buy art from emerging artists at a critical early stage of their careers.
Andy D’Cruz presents a powerful series of works, which explore the interaction of light on solid graphite surfaces. Images that resonate with the notion of landscape, meticulously drawn into the slate-like surfaces produce shifts of light and perspective.
Working predominantly with the medium of paper, Buffy Kimm’s innovative practice combines and explores the artwork as a co-existence of surface and texture. In her latest pieces, she has experimented with geometric and natural forms, creating three dimensions images that play with light and shadow.
Grace Holliday works through repetition, perseverance and combination, creating pen drawings, each of which highlights a unique personality and constructs a passage of time into pattern.
Isobel Church’s practice explores the notion of how an object can bring the unfathomably large or ancient into the realm of the intimate and familiar, creating tactile connections with that which is vast, distant or ineffable.
Martina van de Gey’s current work is focused on painting upon rubber sheets. The dense and matt black surface of the sheets is a challenge when applying colour as contrary to a white canvas. Several layers of paint are required to build up its luminosity.
Merna Liddawi’s work attempts to touch upon the sublime and open up a window into a belief in harmonious universe, in a world that is otherwise full of strife and conflict. She describes her art as ‘a spiritual journey to discover the hidden beauty at the very heart of the universe’.