Surfacing

Emma Ewan, 'Welcome Warning', 2014. (At the Boathouse)

Emma Ewan, ‘Welcome Warning’, 2014. (Outside the Boathouse).

Emma Ewan | Will Kendrick | Rebecca Ounstead
Launch Event (with live performance and cocktails): Saturday 3 May 2014, 4 – 5pm
Exhibition: 3 – 5 May 2014, 12 – 5pm
Benjamin Perry Boathouse, Redcliffe Wharf, Redcliffe, Bristol, BS1 6TJ and The Control Room, Redcliffe Bridge, Bristol
Hand in Glove presents Surfacing, an exhibition of new works by three emerging artists: Emma Ewan (Glasgow), Will Kendrick (Bristol) and Rebecca Ounstead (Nottingham). Encompassing sculpture, installation, print and live performance, work will be presented in unexpected indoor and outdoor spaces in the waterside location of Redcliffe Wharf, as well as extending online.
Each artist explores the intimate effects of surface, texture, pattern, colour and façade. Ewan’s prop-like, theatrical sculptures playfully lure and deceive; Ounstead uses material and choreographed performance to produce flirty, suggestive arrangements; while Kendrick layers hyper-saturated images referencing the visual language of post-internet culture. In Surfacing, visual intrigue and intervention activates the site and seduces the senses, creating complex relationships between object and image, viewer and performer.
Surfacing was produced by Hand in Glove and was part of the inaugural Bristol Art Weekender programme in May 2014; a four-day collaborative festival celebrating art in all forms across the city, produced by Situations in partnership with the city’s primary visual arts venues, artist-run initiatives and arts producers.

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Rebecca Ounstead, 'Two Performers and Arranged Objects (lilac/red/gold)', 2014. (At the Boathouse)

Rebecca Ounstead, ‘Two Performers and Arranged Objects (lilac/red/gold)’, 2014. (At the Boathouse)

Will Kendrick, 'Only the Statues Remain', 2014. (At The Control Room)

Will Kendrick, ‘Only the Statues Remain’, 2014. (At The Control Room)

See more photos from Surfacing on the Hand in Glove flickr page. Photographs by Rowan Lear.

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