Amy Thomas, Molly Rooke, Vickie Fear
Opening 17 March 2011, 7 – 9pm
Continues Fri 18 – Sun 20 March 2011, 11am – 6pm
GLOVE BOX, 2 Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5HS
PROPELLER, the inaugural show at GLOVE BOX, is a group exhibition showcasing newly commissioned work by emerging artists Amy Thomas, Molly Rooke and Vickie Fear, who were selected from PLATFORM 2010.
AMY THOMAS  Con-sequence

Amy Thomas, Con-sequence, 2011

Taking construction as a starting point, Thomas creates complex sculptural installations. Considered by her as ‘architectural models’, these assemblages are influenced by the physical properties of each individual component. Her work becomes a path of evolving detail, where separate materials become tied to a particular mode of thought delivered by the controlled relationship between each part.
MOLLY ROOKE  Postbox Postcards

The relationship between found ephemera and the narrative that is bestowed upon these items by a viewer encapsulates Rooke’s practice. She manipulates the viewers’ understanding of a collection of objects (with a specific concentration on the picture postcard) through varying degrees of surface alteration and digital techniques. This obstruction of the original object or image brings several timescales and places together to form a new concise narrative, corrupting its original intentions.

Predominantly working in ‘live sculpture’, Fear’s work questions the differences and crossovers between sculpture and performance. Often humorous, and involving hand-made props, these live sculptures create much excitement and an air of unpredictability. For PROPELLER, Fear has created a new work entitled Wind which will be performed on the opening night, leaving remnants in the space for the remainder of the exhibition.