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Wednesday, 14 October 2015

MIRACULOUS URGENCY | Exhibition Images


MIRACULOUS URGENCY | 04.07.15



Here are images of some of the artworks included in Miraculous Urgency at Now and Again Gallery, July 2015. 


Jayne Eagle, Blank, 2006, wool, foam, cotton and nylon. 



Left to right, Nick Carrick, Passage,2015, oil on canvas.
Ginette Rimmington Jones, Endings, gliceĆ© print, 8 x 10''
Susan Plover, 'In the Midst of Time', mixed media, on card.



Libby Goddard,'A Moment in Time', journal. 



Detail from Libby Goddard's journal Closed Like A Book.




Anthony Stevens, 'Thinking of You', mixed textiles and hand stitching/embroidery. 32 x 29 cm 





Right of door:
Lydia Meehan,Book Series: collage on paper, 15 x 21 cm 
Jonathan Alibone, Untitled (Beauty and Loss Are One), oil on canvas,  20.5 x 12.5 cm 


Thanks to all of the artists who took part in the exhibition. There will be more images to come soon. This is possibly the slowest post ever to be put together. Apologies. 








Saturday, 6 June 2015

MIRACULOUS URGENCY 4 JULY 2015 18:00 - 21:00



JONATHAN ALIBONE, MICHAEL BARTLETT, POLLY BLAKE, SEAN BURN, NICK CARRICK, LOU CLEMENT, ELLEN CROSS, NIKKI DAVIDSON-BOWMAN, HANNAH DENNISON, JAYNE EAGLE, LIBBY GODDARD, SHARON JAQUE, LYDIA MEEHAN, JENNY MILARSKI, STEVE MURISON, SUSAN PLOVER, LUCY RICHARDS, GINETTE RIMMINGTON-JONES, LUCIANA ROSADO, KATIE SOLLOHUB, ANTHONY STEVENS, CHRIS STEVENS, MIKE STOAKES AND JOSHUA UVIEGHARA

EXHIBITION OPEN 4th July (6 – 9pm opening event)


Fridays and Saturdays: 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th July (1 – 5pm) 

or by appointment


Most writings on catharsis – historical and philosophical – speak of catharsis as a process that affects those experiencing or viewing a work of art or a play (most notably Aristotle’s writings on catharsis which focus mainly on the act of catharsis taking place for observers of tragedies). This exhibition will stray from Aristotle’s path slightly, and will look predominantly at the aesthetic result of a cathartic act.

The dictionary definition of cathartic is ‘providing psychological relief through the open expression of strong emotions.’ It is the purging, or evacuation, of feelings and emotions. Work created as a form of catharsis by artists might differ from their general artistic practice. It might be the work that is created for more personal reasons; the sort of work that is created regardless of whether anyone is ever going to see it.

 Artists' works might more usually be classified by existing in a ‘Brechtian’ state of unresolved or subverted catharsis, whereby there is no resolution or rebalancing through the work itself; like Brecht's audiences who left the theatre ready to riot, an artists general practice one might desire that the viewer exits the work with unresolved thoughts akin to Brecht’s ‘activated’ audiences. However this exhibition focuses on work created for a different purpose, that of catharsis, purging personal trauma or exploring the transformative power of art. 



Contact: 


Kate Davey

Website: www.katedavey.weebly.com
Twitter: @kd_outsiderart
Daniella Norton 

Tel: 07425177516

Now and Again Gallery 
17B Beaconsfield Villas 
Brighton 
BN1 6HA

Co-organised by Now and Again and Kate Davey (http://kdoutsiderart.com)




Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Call out for submissions for June 2015 exhibition



CALL OUT FOR SUBMISSIONS



This Spring, Now and Again will be holding an exhibition in collaboration with Kate Davey focusing on the theme of catharsis and art.

We are looking for artists to submit work that they consider to be the result of catharsis or a cathartic act. Catharsis is a term derived from Aristotle, and is principally understood in relation to ‘dramatic art that describes the effect of tragedy …on the audience.’ In this sense it has a beneficial effect on the audience – a rebalancing of the emotions through an experience of tragedy.

The dictionary definition of cathartic is “providing psychological relief through the open expression of strong emotions.” It is the purging, or evacuation of feelings and emotions. Work created as catharsis by artists might differ from their general artistic practice. It might be work created for personal reasons, regardless of whether anyone was ever going to see it or not. Or perhaps the term catharsis covers an artist’s whole practice. Maybe it is a piece that was the result of a powerful reaction to something whether made at the time or at a later date.

Perhaps many artists operate in a more “Brechtian’ state of unresolved or subverted catharsis, whereby there is no resolution or rebalancing through the work itself; they carry on making and making and thinking and thinking. The viewer might leave the piece with unresolved thoughts akin to Brecht’s ‘activated’ audiences. However, this exhibition seeks introspective moments within artistic practice, where for whatever reason, a cathartic act has taken place.

This exhibition seeks to find artists willing to share work that the artist considers to have been made with some cathartic intent or result.

To submit work
Email a jpeg image no larger than 1MB to: daniellacnorton@gmail.com

Please include:

Title, materials, dimensions and whether the work is framed or unframed. 

The deadline for submissions by email is Sunday, 26 April. Selected works will need to be delivered to the Gallery in Brighton by Sunday 24 May.
The exhibition will be held in mid June through to July in Brighton and if your piece is selected you would need to pay the postage/courier costs and any insurance for the work to and from the venue. Please contact the Gallery for further details.

NOW and AGAIN
17B Beaconsfiled Villas, Brighton, BN1 6HA

In collaboration with…

Kate Davey - kdoutsiderart
katedavey50@gmail.com
www.kdoutsiderart.com  

Thursday, 3 July 2014

An American in Paris - A few images

An American In Paris
13.06 - 21.06.2014



A few images of the exhibition. Please email Now And Again if you would like a copy of the zine containing the short fiction (limited copies available).





Ellie Parry, pencil on paper

 Charles Harrison,Prototype,Graphite on Paper,A4 

 
 Left to right: Max Gimson, pencil on paper, A4, Georgie Flood, 'friiiiies', India ink on paper, 50 x 64cm

 
Left to right: Joshua Uvieghara, pencil on paper, Andrea Slater, charcoal pencil on paper