OCA students Jeremy Scott and Sarah Youseman are holding their graduation show – Trace 2018 at The Pie Factory, Margate on 8 – 12 June 2018.
Students of all levels are invited to the gallery to look at the show and meet Jeremy and Sarah on Saturday 9 June 10am – 12noon who will answer questions on what it means to work at Level 3 and curate a joint exhibition.
Jeremy Scott’s interests surround marks suggestive of the small histories that are often overwhelmed by grand narratives; foregrounding the micro against the macro, he takes the humble glove as a metaphor for common stories, presenting them in paint and installation. Gloves are made for perhaps the most expressive part of the body, at the same time both protecting and obscuring the truth. The main gallery will display a tumbling array of found gloves from many different places and people, mostly unknown, supported by large paintings and smaller scale prints.
Sarah Youseman examines the integrity of the information trail, focusing on small ruptures in electronic digital transmission that cause miscommunication. The viewer is asked to question the truth of what they are seeing on screen and to consider where random or human interference has corrupted the message. Glitched, distorted images are reclaimed into semi-abstract paintings where each trace of the brush is visible by human hand. The last room in the gallery depicts a disturbing self- portrait in film where the artist feels imprisoned by the inability to communicate.
The venue is an example of a re-appropriated space now used as a gallery in the up-and-coming art enclave in Margate. The show will consist of paintings, sculptures and video installation over four rooms. The Turner Contemporary Gallery is very close and worth a visit after The Pie Factory show. There are plenty of public car parks close to the gallery and it’s about a 15 min walk from Margate station.
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