Six of the MA Arts Practice students, all of whom are taking the Fine Art option, are exhibiting in Oriel y Bont from 28 May to 17 June 2014.
Four of them are in year 1: Debbie Bishop, Nicola Davies, Lee Shott and Lucy Thomas.
The remaining two are in year 2: Mark Parkin and Owain Jones.
This is an interim show for all of them. Their final, postgraduate shows will be in September 2014 and 2015 respectively.
They have not shown in a museum-status gallery before and only two of them (Nicola Davies and Mark Parkin) have exhibited professionally elsewhere.
Debbie, Lucy and Nicola (aka Nick) are interested in print-making, pattern and multiples or series. Debbie’s work deals with repetition and medication, Lucy’s with starling murmurations, abstraction and mark making, Nick’s with natural forms and the play of the illusion and reality of light, be it in her prints or painting.
Lee and Mark are painters. For Lee, it is the physicality of the human body which is a primary concern, whilst Mark is fascinated by highly crafted surrealism and its two- and three-dimensional, illusory qualities.
Lastly, there is Owain who is also interested in play, but this is manifested more tensely in the form of broken, female dolls photographed in abandoned, man-made settings.
|Work of Lucy Thomas, Lee Shott and Debbie Bishop|
|Work of Nicola Davies and Owain Jones|
|Murmuration, dremel drypoint on mixed media on paper, by Lucy Thomas, yr 1 MA Arts Practice|
|Figure 3, oil and charcoal on canvas, by Lee Shott, yr 1 MA Arts Practice|
|From Creation to Apocalypse, mixed media assemblage, by Mark Parkin, yr 2 MA Arts Practice|
|Searching for Solitude, oil and wax resin on canvas, by Nicola Davies, yr 1 MA Arts Practice|