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‘Shift’ Wimbledon MFA Exhibition

> MFA students from Wimbledon college put together a group exhibition  to showcase current work made for first half of the program. The show was held at the Menier Gallery in London. The show had a vast array of work to offer in broad spectrum of styles from 2d to 3d,, installtion and other multimedia pieces. Quite quickly you had some difficulty moving around the space, each work fighting for a place and good lighting. I can imagine that curating this show was quite diffitumblr_inline_np082eil4b1qiihm6_500cult considering the large amount of work that was to be shown.Exhibition description – ‘

Mirroring the views of philosopher Heraclitus on flux, the exhibition presents the viewer with the idea that the present is not static, but instead a moment of constant change. SHIFT invites the viewer to experience an exhibition as a transformative experience, which challenges the gallery as a fixed space and invites the viewer to participate in the present — a moment of constant transformation.
The exhibition will be reconfigured via the repositioning and repurposing of the works in various ways, creating a new experience and exhibition daily. SHIFT contains a wide range of work that reflects the connection and exchanges of society and culture, which is reflected in the mutating city of London — the city that has brought together the international group of displaying artists.
 It stands as an interplay between exhibitor and viewer, ultimately creating a space for individual interpretations of the environment and works which are constantly in SHIFT.’


There were several pieces I felt worked successfully within the space, one in particular was an installation/sculpture/object consisting of a leg like forms,    which were hanging over a beam on the ceiling, the legs were made using a sack like fabric, with had been filled with clay and had been baked with the fabric on perhaps? Through this process, the fabric had somehow reacted with the clay baking and had started to grow a fuzz like effect on the outer  surface of the limb like objects. I enjoyed this aspect of the work and could see the artist was engaging both with the materials and the process of making as well the theoretical context of the piece too.



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