March Mostra/Meet the Artists…Paul James Gomes

Paul James Gomes filming street art about immigrant families in Tor Pignattara, also known as the Bangla Town of Rome.

Paul James Gomes filming street art about immigrant families in Tor Pignattara, also known as the Bangla Town of Rome. Photo: Paolo Landriscina.

http://pauljamesgomes.wordpress.com

Paul James Gomes (Creative Scotland document24 Fellow January–March 2015) is a filmmaker and photographer whose work revolves around migration and understandings of home. During his stay at the BSR, he has been working with Bangladeshi migrants present on the Roman streets. They are highly visible yet we avert our eyes when confronted with their presence. Presenting their stories, he forces viewers to engage with the humanity of the other and to see their lives as an integral part of the ever-changing face of Rome.

Il lavoro del regista e fotografo Paul James Gomes (Creative Scotland document24 Fellow gennaio–marzo 2015) si incentra sulla migrazione e sul concetto di casa. Durante la sua residenza alla BSR Gomes ha lavorato con migranti bengalesi presenti nelle strade romane. Pur essendo ben visibili, quando ci imbattiamo in loro voltiamo lo sguardo. Presentando le loro storie, Gomes obbliga gli osservatori ad essere coinvolti nell’umanità degli altri e a vedere le loro vite come parte integrante del volto sempre mutevole di Roma.

Selfie, Paul James Gomes.

Selfie, Paul James Gomes.


BSR Fine Arts March Mostra opens Friday 13 March 2015 18.30. Dates: 14–21 March (excluding Sunday). Hours: 16.30–19.00. Read the Press Release here or join the facebook event here.

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March Mostra/Meet the Artists…Georges Audet

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BSRR, The British School Room at Rome, 2015.

http://georgesaudet.jimdo.com/

Georges Audet’s (Québec Resident January–March 2015) practice, which focuses on formal language and methods, is primarily informed by the disciplines of sculpture and architecture. In his work, he explores and represents the worlds of legends, myths, archetypes and heraldry, as well as those of imaginary and improbable architectures.

Concentrandosi sul linguaggio e sui metodi formali, il lavoro di Georges Audet (Québec Resident gennaio–marzo 2015) si basa soprattutto sulle discipline della scultura e dell’architettura. Con il suo lavoro l’artista esplora e rappresenta i diversi mondi delle leggende, dei miti, degli archetipi e dell’araldica, così come quelli delle architetture fantastiche e improbabili.

Georges Audet, Photo: Antonio Palmieri

Georges Audet, Photo: Antonio Palmieri


BSR Fine Arts March Mostra opens Friday 13 March 2015 18.30. Dates: 14–21 March (excluding Sunday). Hours: 16.30–19.00. Read the Press Release here or join the facebook event here.

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March Mostra/Meet the Artists…David McCue

David McCue, ‘Untitled’ from the 'Robert Farnborough’ series.

David McCue, ‘Untitled’ from the ‘Robert Farnborough’ series.

www.davidmccue.co.uk

David McCue’s (Creative Scotland document Fellow January–March 2015) practice explores photography and its relationship to the documentary genre. During his stay at the BSR, he has focused his research on how knowledge and history are authored, approved, archived and disseminated. His work considers notions of subliminality and visibility with regards to intelligence and censorship. What substantiates a photograph as a trusted document – individual perception, institutional validation or simply the passing of time?

Il lavoro di David McCue (Creative Scotland document Fellow gennaio–marzo 2015) esplora la fotografia e la sua relazione con il genere documentaristico. Durante la sua residenza alla BSR, l’artista ha incentrato la propria ricerca sul come la conoscenza e la storia siano create, approvate, archiviate e diffuse. Il suo lavoro considera le nozioni di subliminalità e visibilità, con riguardo all’intelligenza e alla censura. Cos’è che rende la fotografia un documento affidabile: la percezione individuale, la validità istituzionale o, semplicemente, lo scorrere del tempo?

David McCue, Photo: Antonio Palmieri.

David McCue, Photo: Antonio Palmieri.


BSR Fine Arts March Mostra opens Friday 13 March 2015 18.30. Dates: 14–21 March (excluding Sunday). Hours: 16.30–19.00. Read the Press Release here or join the facebook event here.

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March Mostra/Meet the Artists…Rowena Harris

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Rowena Harris, Skin on skin (Outlines 1), 2014. Steel, concrete, fabric, silicon rubber and found materials, 186 x 45 x 30cm.

www.rowenaharris.com

Rowena Harris’ (Sainsbury Scholar in painting & Sculpture 2014–15) research centres upon ideas of an externalisation of the body, with a particular interest in the role of the senses in understanding the self and the world around. She considers the contemporary age to be one of a fracturing of the body and a separation of the senses from the self. Through her multi-disciplined approach she consistently employs traces of, or elements that reside close to the body that in turn provoke the viewer’s own imaginative understanding. She is also interested in the space of the exhibition and seeks to bring about an awareness of the body, considering it a performative act for the viewer.

La ricerca di Rowena Harris (Sainsbury Scholar in painting & Sculpture 2014–15) è incentrata sull’idea di esternazione del corpo, con un interesse particolare nel ruolo che i sensi hanno nel comprendere l’io e il mondo circostante. L’artista considera l’età contemporanea come un periodo in cui il corpo si frattura e i sensi si separano dall’io. Attraverso il suo approccio multidisciplinare, Rowena Harris utilizza tracce del corpo, o elementi che si trovano vicino ad esso, che a loro volta provocano nello spettatore una personale lettura immaginativa. L’artista è interessata, inoltre, allo spazio stesso della mostra e mira a portare lo spettatore ad una consapevolezza del corpo, rendendolo così un atto performativo.

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BSR Fine Arts March Mostra opens Friday 13 March 2015 18.30. Dates: 14–21 March (excluding Sunday). Hours: 16.30–19.00. Read the Press Release here or join the facebook event here.

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March Mostra/Meet the Artists…Nancy Milner

Nancy Milner, Untitled, 2014. Oil on canvas, 120x115cm.

Nancy Milner, Untitled, 2014. Oil on canvas, 120x115cm.

www.nancymilner.com

Nancy Milner (Abbey Scholar in Painting, October 2014–June 2015) constructs paintings that use colour and form to investigate light and space in painting. She is challenged by what is at stake in current painting. In the process of painting a dialogue between her and the painting opens up a space where decisions are challenged and pushed. The finished paintings are an accumulation of the time taken to make them: a manifestation of thinking, memory and experience in the space of painting.

Nancy Milner (Abbey Scholar in Painting, ottobre 2014–giugno 2015) realizza dipinti che usano colore e forma come mezzi per esplorare la luce e lo spazio nella pittura. L’artista trae stimolo da ciò che accade nella pittura contemporanea. Nel processo pittorico il dialogo tra l’artista e il dipinto dà luogo a decisioni contestate e azzardate. I dipinti, una volta ultimati, sono il risultato di un’accumulazione del tempo trascorso per realizzarli, e la manifestazione di pensieri, ricordi ed esperienze nello spazio pittorico.

Nancy Milner, Photo: Antonio Palmieri

Nancy Milner, Photo: Antonio Palmieri


BSR Fine Arts March Mostra opens Friday 13 March 2015 18.30. Dates: 14–21 March (excluding Sunday). Hours: 16.30–19.00. Read the Press Release here or join the facebook event here.

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March Mostra/Meet the Artists…Gregory Hodge

Gregory Hodge, Procession, 2014. Acrylic on canvas, 228.6cm x 198cm.

Gregory Hodge, Procession, 2014. Acrylic on canvas, 228.6cm x 198cm.

www.gregoryhodge.com

Gregory Hodge’s (Australia Council Resident January–March 2015) practice engages with a process-based approach to painting by combining abstraction with illusionistic and perceptual painting techniques. Informed by the Baroque sensibility found in Rome’s decorative spaces, Hodge has developed new processes during this residency, constructing layered compositions from cut-out abstract motifs. By manipulating paint’s translucent and opaque qualities and incorporating trompe l’oeil shadow techniques, protruding gestural forms pop from the surface, folding and unfolding within the picture space.

Il lavoro di Gregory Hodge (Australia Council Resident gennaio–marzo 2015) si focalizza intorno ad una combinazione tra astrazione e tecniche illusionistiche e percettive. Ispirato dalla sensibilità del Barocco, presente negli spazi decorativi di Roma, Hodge ha sviluppato nuovi metodi durante il suo soggiorno, costruendo una composizione a strati fatta di motivi ritagliati o astratti. Manipolando la qualità traslucida e opaca della pittura e incorporando le tecniche d’ombra tromp l’oeil, sporgenti forme gestuali fuoriescono dalla superficie, piegandosi e dispiegandosi nello spazio pittorico.

Gregory Hodge, Photo: Antonio Palmieri

Gregory Hodge, Photo: Antonio Palmieri


BSR Fine Arts March Mostra opens Friday 13 March 2015 18.30. Dates: 14–21 March (excluding Sunday). Hours: 16.30–19.00. Read the Press Release here or join the facebook event here.

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March Mostra/Meet the architect…Adam Nathaniel Furman

- An Furman, Picciridu's Tower, 2015

Adam Nathaniel Furman, Picciridu’s Tower, 2015

http://www.adamnathanielfurman.com/

Adam Nathaniel Furman‘s (Rome Prize-winner in Architecture October 2014– March 2015) project The Roman Singularity is a multi-media exploration in text, computer drawing, animation, hand drawing, and ceramic, creating an an imaginary alternate Rome for the 21st Century; a dream in the mode of Piranesi’s Ichnographiam Campi Martii, a peek out through the other side of Rome’s catastrophic and utterly incomparable reality-bending gravitational field, a new city from which fragments can be seen here in this exhibition. An in-depth presentation of this project can be viewed on his blog: http://theromansingularity.blogspot.it/

The Roman Singularity, il progetto di Adam Nathaniel Furman (Rome Prize-winner in Architecture October 2014– March 2015), è un’indagine multimediale realizzata con testo, disegno a computer, animazione, disegno a mano libera e ceramica, che crea una Roma cartacea del XXI secolo alternativa; un sogno che richiama l’Ichnographiam Campi Martii del Piranesi, e che si affaccia sull’altro lato del catastrofico, e incomparabile campo gravitazionale di Roma, capace di plasmarne la realtà, una nuova città i cui frammenti possono essere avvistati in questa mostra. Un’approfondita presentazione di questo progetto può essere visto sul suo blog: http://theromansingularity.blogspot.it

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Adam Nathaniel Furman, Photo: Antonio Palmieri


BSR Fine Arts March Mostra opens Friday 13 March 2015 18.30. Dates: 14–21 March (excluding Sunday). Hours: 16.30–19.00. Read the Press Release here or join the facebook event here.

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March Mostra/Meet the Artists…Gina Medcalf

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Gina Medcalf, Woods so Wild, 2013. 68.6 x 45.7 cm, acrylic on canvas.

www.ginamedcalf.com

Gina Medcalf’s (Abbey Fellow in Painting January–March 2015) paintings fuse colour and drawing. She wants each of the seven colours in these paintings to have their own character, as well as being integrated as part of the whole; the line within the stroke to feel autonomous. She has used colours from ancient wall paintings in this recent work: red, yellow, brown and chrome-green oxides, ultramarine and black and white. The sites of Oplontis, Herculaneum and the inspiring Villa Farnese frescoes at Palazzo Massimo in Rome have been the focus of her work during this residency, demonstrating her deep interest in both the art of the past and in painting’s present.

I dipinti di Gina Medcalf (Abbey Fellow in Painting gennaio–marzo 2015) fondono colore e disegno. L’obiettivo dell’artista è quello di fare in modo che ciascuno dei sette colori nei dipinti abbia un proprio carattere, e che ciascuno sia parte integrante del tutto; si rende autonoma la linea nel tratto. In questi recenti lavori, Medcalf utilizza i colori degli antichi affreschi: rosso, giallo, marrone eossido di cromo verde, blu ultramarino, bianco e nero. Il suo lavoro, durante la sua residenza, si è ispirato ai siti di Oplontis, Ercolano e agli stimolanti affreschi di Villa Farnese a Palazzo Massimo a Roma. Ciò dimostra il suo profondo interesse nei confronti dell’arte del passato e nella pittura del presente.

Gina Medcalf, Photo: Antonio Palmieri

Gina Medcalf, Photo: Antonio Palmieri


BSR Fine Arts March Mostra opens Friday 13 March 2015 18.30. Dates: 14–21 March (excluding Sunday). Hours: 16.30–19.00. Read the Press Release here or join the facebook event here.

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