A Short Visit
Site specific experiments and improvisations in response to the unique small space of an Edwardian Cloakroom.
Exhibition open: Thurs 2 Oct – Tues 7 Oct; 12 – 6 pm
Private view: Thurs 2 Oct; 6 – 8pm
Vera Boele-Keimer, Jessa Fairbrother and Janie George use their short visit as an opportunity to make new or previously unseen work with the materials, ideas and histories of the space. Works include painting, photography and installation.
Jamaica Street Artists presents three of its most intriguing and thoughtful members with an exhibition which responds to the interior, histories and memories of this unusual space.
Vera Boele-Keimer works with a wide range of materials, often found or ready-made, and explores their characteristics in playful and improvised ways. Simple processes such as folding, cutting or wrapping are applied in an attempt to reveal order, to mend or stabilise the often fragile works. For this exhibition Vera is going to respond to the beautiful materials of an Edwardian Cloakroom, taking into account the complex architectural spaces.
Jessa Fairbrother is concerned with photography’s problematic relationship with what is felt, remembered or desired and uses a range of processes to get under the skin of the print – either long exposures during making, or embellishment after the event. Her work explores the familiar and the personal where yearning and performance meet each other.
Janie George is a painter whose work evokes narratives connected to landscape. She often uses objects and clothing to suggest characters. For this exhibition Janie will be using found objects, drawings and a collection of everyday belongings inherited from her Bristolian great aunts and grandparents. These will be used to connect the intimate spaces of the cloakroom with the Edwardian re-vitalisation of the fairy tale.
Location: The Edwardian Cloakroom, Park Row, Clifton, Bristol BS1 5LS
Supported by Bristol City Council