First Floor, Commercial Union House
39 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
‘Over Ground Uneven’, consists of new work by Charlie Franklin. The exhibition addresses the artist’s research and experiences of the landscape and how structures within it can become anchors to determine our sense of place. Franklin’s use of subtle colour within her work seeps through the surfaces of her jewel-like sculptural forms. Shiny, reflective and territorial, this body of work marks its place within the gallery space, encouraging a physical encounter. The artwork’s seemingly weighty forms are manipulated to resemble totems or cairns, inviting the viewer to peer into its crevices and hollows. Rooted in the language of materials, Franklin’s work blurs the boundaries between sculpture and painting, questioning how they can be approached. Often minimal, it focuses on the physicality of presence and absence through methods of mark making and erasure. Franklin is attracted to materials that hold little structural integrity, such as cardboard boxes, rolls of tape or sheets of tarpaulin. Using materials and forms often associated to sculpture, she builds up two-dimensional surfaces, which become loosely shaped or crushed to function as three-dimensional objects. The resulting work appears fragile and damaged, often teetering on the brink of collapse. Her work deals with the processes of ritual and change, and the ways in which objects can hold power.
For more information on this event: http://vane.org.uk/exhibitions/over-ground-uneven
Upcoming event dates:
- Wednesday 11th December 2019 12:00 - 17:00
- Thursday 12th December 2019 12:00 - 17:00
- Saturday 14th December 2019 12:00 - 17:00
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