We are delighted to present the work of Georgie Grace, Jennet Thomas and Serial Composition as part of this artist showcase. The artists were selected from the 2017 Plymouth Contemporary, a major Plymouth biennial exhibition hosted by Peninsula Arts and KARST.
They were recognised for presenting new and original ideas and pushing the boundaries of their field, which include film, animation, painting and drawing.
ANIMAL CONDENSED>ANIMAL EXPANDED #1 and ANIMAL CONDENSED>ANIMAL EXPANDED #2 by Jennet Thomas
Two characters speak urgently to camera about their strange relationship with an intelligent substance they call ‘Animal Expanded’. Intercut with glimpses of their world, a picture builds of an accelerated future where ‘real’ animals may no longer exist – their spirits abstracted into a virus that causes humans to lose control to an artificially intelligent world.
Brendan Lancaster and Kelly Best have been working collaboratively as Serial Composition since 2015. The experimental dialogue between the two artists results in a set of rules for making new paintings and drawings. Their blind collaboration is a constantly evolving process of exchange that places emphasis on process over ‘finished’ results.
Attention Seeker by Georgie Grace
Georgie Grace is interested in the effects screen based media have on our states of mind. She works with collage, search engines, fragments of text, and video game technologies to explore how we become immersed in screen spaces. Her new work is set in CGI landscapes and explores how digital environments might be used in combination with sound and hypnotic suggestion to blur our bodily boundaries and induce shifts in our consciousness.
Date: Tuesday 6 - Thursday 29 March
Opening hours: Monday - Friday 10:00 - 17:00, Saturday 11:00 - 16:00
Venue: Peninsula Arts Gallery, University of Plymouth