Mon 1 Jan 0001 - Sat 16 Mar 2019, gallery events, exhibitions
Formative is a show that takes snapshot of the work of Higher Level Art students from Solihull College and University
Formative is a show that takes snapshot of the work of Higher Level Art students from Solihull College and University as they move toward their final exhibitions in June this year. At this crucial time of year, a student’s work begins to come in to sharp focus, their ideas crystallising as they resolve their own individual practice. This show captures the work of four students at important stages in their development as they prepare to exhibit their finished work in just 3 months’ time.
This is a unique opportunity to see work in progress; the raw materials and experimentation that goes in to the dynamic outcomes that students proudly exhibit every year. This diverse show features work by artists challenging the stigma attached to mental health, painting based work that addresses our fragmented memories, ambitious large scale drawings that reflect on the artists experiences of the overwhelming scale of urban China and powerful photographic images captured first hand during the ‘Gilets Jaunes’ riots in Paris this year.
It is both exciting and compelling to see these works at pivotal points in their development. The students hope that their openness and honesty in showing work-in-progress will encourage others to ‘take the leap’ and start working toward a qualification that they are passionate about. It’s never too soon or too late to begin learning and developing.
Course information is available from the exhibition or can be accessed at www.solihull.ac.uk.