21/09/2019 10:00 - 22/09/2019 17:00
Group Exhibition: Rebekah Beasley & James Hall at GK Gallery and Tea Room
Rebekah: I am a multidisciplinary artist. My work draws heavily upon conflicting themes: the feminine and the masculine; art and craft; the anima and the animus; the white cube gallery and the domestic sphere of the home.
Certain skill sets and processes have become codified as feminine: crochet, knitting and embroidery. By contrast, the industrial pneumatic tufting-gun for rug making appears intrinsically masculine. The tufting gun uses an air compressor to forcefully push fibres through a tough fabric. It is heavy, noisy and industrial; yet what it produces is soft and domestic.
James: James is a recent graduate from Manchester School of Art whose work focuses around the investigation of materials and process. Combining both craft and digital elements within the making of objects has helped discover the possibilities of a multidisciplinary approach to working, especially in uncovering new applications of processes to different materials.
'Blown' explores the transformative processes that can be applied to plastic.
Exhibition dates 30th August - 10th October