Choices is a solo exhibition by British artist Alex Roberts
Fri 30 Oct 2015 - Wed 20 Jan 2016, Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm
|The Visitors, 2015|
The launch of the evolving exhibition coincides with Art Weekender - Bristol & Bath
An arranged set of paintings opens the conversation, complete with conscious, empty pauses. November will witness the arrival of two new works - subtly transforming the show and adding to the dialogue over the next three months.
Art Weekender - Bristol & Bath
Fri 30 Oct - Sun 1 Nov 2015, open daily 10am - 5pm
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Choices seeks to explore the associations between the artwork, the viewer and the artist within the location setting, the latter context being a ‘gallery, display space’ at The Edge, University of Bath.
With our present, fleeting, selfie-obsessed, virtual-curated society we are often left questioning, who are we? Who are they? How do others know us or we others? Are we who we say we are? What’s next? Questions are set against our news coverage backdrop of constant suffering images and reports, from a world seemingly detached from the simplicity of human closeness and reverence of life, why?
Choices pursues to reveal what remains dormant, under-exposed, unresolved, or not given time for reflection within us, and amongst our momentary culture. A collection of works that address the concerns of mid-encounters, decision-making, transitory states and contrasting human conditions, that often reside side by side via the intimate and immediate medium of paint.
The premise of this exhibition proposes a chain of perspectives that challenges the artwork’s subject, the viewer, the artist, and the resonance that follows.
Alongside her practice Alex Roberts delivers painting and life drawing classes for ICIA and the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering, University of Bath.
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Art Weekender − Bristol & Bath is a three-day celebration of the visual arts across the two cities, taking place from Friday 30 October to Sunday 1 November. Now in its second year, the Art Weekender is produced by Situations in partnership with over 30 arts venues, artist-led groups and arts producers. The Weekender brings together exhibitions, one-off special events, artists’ talks, family activities and trails, public artworks and performances by outstanding contemporary artists in multiple locations, with free access to just about every venue and project. For further details of the programme, itineraries and visitor information please go to artweekender.com