People get upset and disagree because they want to think in binaries; either something is simple or it is complex, but often things are both simple and complex. Simple: you shouldn’t do drugs because it is destructive to your body. Complex: maybe it’s not just about a conscious decision not to.
Yes, I’m kind of horrified asleep me is handing out advice about things I don’t understand properly, just interested to wake up remembering something coherent rather than surreal.
Left to right, top to bottom: Sione Faletau; Joanna Neumegen; Dan Nash; Stephen Ellis; Ryder Jones; Brent Hayward; Rebecca Frogley; Elle Anderson; Justine Giles; Alexander Bartleet; Anne-Sophie Adelys; Riley Claxton; Alexa Mickell; Amy Blinkhorne; Lucy Meyle; Kerryanne Wilson
The Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Awards evening was on Tuesday and Whitecliffe’s own Riley Claxton and Alexa Mickell both received awards: Riley won the Barfoot & Thompson award, and Alexa won the Glaister Ennor special award selected by the Glaister Ennor staff.
The overall award went to Stephen Ellis of Unitec.
The Glaister Ennor Art Awards exhibition is on at Sanderson Contemporary, Newmarket from Wednesday 27th to Sunday 31st May.
Images from the book David Batchelor: found monochromes Vol. 1, 1 – 250.
Art is all perspective. It sounds obvious, but art is about looking. Not just what you look at, but how you look at it. Found work is about seeing something that already exists in the world and recognising it as art.