Our Fine Art Degree Show took place at the Regent Street Studios during June 2017. Here are some photographs of my installation ‘Buy one, Get one free’, which is about our mindless consumption of material goods and information. The housewife, from 1950s advertising, is a proxy for neoliberal capitalism and the multinationals’ global economy. The boxes are home to those for whom the system has no use. The viewing portal offers a glimpse of the past and present, and of the future if we don’t fight back.
The Plymouth College of Art Fine Art Degree Show takes place at the Regent Street Studios from June 10 to 22. It is open on weekdays 10 to 4 and on Saturdays 10.30 to 2.30. Hope you will come along to see the work.
This year, PCA Fine Art students put on an exhibition in Regent Street as part of the Plymouth Art Weekender. Although the number of students able to take part was limited and space available for showing was restricted, the show contained a great variety of work. Over two and a half days there were almost 200 visitors including former students, friends, school kids, and representatives from the Exeter Phoenix, Spacex, KARST, and PCA galleries.
The exhibition was curated and organised by Vesislava Zheleva, and the brief was broad: Material should reflect another side of student work away from the studio, or aim to provide an insight to the influence of Fine Art study on student practice.
‘Nothing Bad Will Happen’ is a student-led group exhibition, showing this weekend, featuring the work of nine 3rd year PCA Fine Art students. The aim of the exhibition is to contrast the work of students inside and outside the Fine Art Degree course.
My contributions to the exhibition are shown below. In the studio corridor I have three new posters developed this summer from earlier abortive zine work, which are bookended by two posters produced four years earlier:
My other piece is ‘Fame’ – a tribute to David Bowie, seen here being installed under the anxious eye of Adele (by Bethany Smiles). The work features a stuffed rat with one green eye and one blue, and is, of course, concerned with “identity, mortality, and our 15 minutes in the spotlight …”
The exhibition catalogue can be accessed here. The show is being mounted as part of the Plymouth Art Weekender – map ref 2 on the guide www.plymouthartweekender.com – and runs from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th September.
Full accounts of the exhibition and more photos can be found here and here.