Responding to a call-out for emerging art, seven artists have been selected for their promise and skill by curators Adriana Cerne & Lindsay Moran. Leyden Gallery has shown its astute judgement in recognising emerging talent as their perception has in the past produced artists, who have gone on to both critical acclaim and commercial success.
Allan Grainger is interested in the way people move through or inhabit a space, and how their presence impacts on or reinforces the meaning of a place. For this exhibition he creates photographic tableaux of celebrated cultural locations in Europe.
Jake Stark explores the internal divisions and spatial relations between perception, architecture and patterns of being. Focusing upon the question of the line. Stark says ‘Line may lead to something quite definitive and precise – a landscape, a human figure or it may lead to the subconscious – the land of fantasy, of which can be uninhibited with no contact with the world of reality.’
Anita Le Sech produces large-scale abstract work in a display of line, texture, and artistic vision. Her powerful use of colour contrasts well with her delicate lines. Her work, strikes a balance between order, chaos, simplicity and complexity.
Jack Edmonds is fascinated by natural sciences and the limits of our perceivable and material universe, his work attempts to make the phenomenological more tactile by way of utilising base materials in complex processes. The works presented are from a current series of paintings, ‘The Alchemist’, and are an exploration into the appropriation, fascination and metamorphoses of these minerals into precious arrangements.
Ann Petruckevitch describes herself as an alternative processes analogue photographic artist. She creates unique one-of-a-kind lumen prints by placing a variety of plant cuttings onto different types of black and white, and colour, photographic paper secured by a plain glass plate.
Pernilla Iggstrom Using source material derived from her personal archive of family albums, her series of paintings ‘Cultural Nomads’ explores both actual and imagined places through the concept of nature/nurture.
Ann Mackowski examines the function of figurative representation, her work sets out to illustrate our ability to exist in different realities, whilst developing mythological frameworks around the world we inhabit.