CBS presents 'One Flew East' an exhibition bringing together the work of artist's Jenny West & Louise Giovanelli.
An engagement with art history is central to the practices of Giovanelli and West. Travelling as a means to access and collect images provides starting points for both artists to reconfigure and reimagine details found within the rich history of western visual culture.
There is a process of translation and dislocation found within their work – cuts, extracts and reversals are mechanisms used to accentuate and simplify imagery. Both artists emphasise the material and sculptural properties of appropriated and referenced material.
The echoing motifs and patterns – borrowed and spliced together from other sources, creates a dialogue between the works in the show, linking them not just to each other but to the history of art. There is a tangible desire by the artists to connect their practices to art of the past, brokering old and new ways of thinking and looking at art objects, materiality and representation.
Private View — 08/06/2017 6-9pm
Open by appointment until 22/06/2017
Louise Giovanelli graduated from Manchester School of Art in 2015. In 2016 she received 3 specific collection engagement invitations from the Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, The International 3, Salford and Touchstones Rochdale, resulting in 3 solo shows. Louise's group exhibitions include ‘BEEP', Wales’ international painting prize; ‘Institution/Outstitution’, The International 3; ‘The Painted World’ SaatchiArt Showdown, Los Angeles; and ‘Ones to Watch’, Galerie Sarow, Pforzheim, Germany. Louises has recently been shotlisted for the Contemporary British Painting Prize and in September she will undertake a residency at Cove Park, Scotland.
Born in England, in 1957, West studied Sculpture at Falmouth School of Art and Tapestry at The Royal College of Art. She was the recipient of an AHRC Research Fellowship held at Loughborough University (2000-03). West has exhibited at The Whitworth Art Gallery, Leeds City Art Gallery and Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the Government Art Collection and the Arts Council, England have collected her work among other institutions.