Thursday evening's Private View in The Store saw our Year 13 art students explore everything from environmental issues and figurative concepts to architectural observations and body transformations. Delving into themes of identity and spirituality both personal, historical and contemporary, it was clear that the experiences of the term, including our residential to New York and artists’ talks had a major and visible impact. The polish and professionalism of their individual and eclectic displays, including pin-sharp conceptual pencil drawing and immersive installations marks the end of their A Level coursework, yet as emerging artists there is still not that sense of closure. Never fully satisfied, the outcomes automatically drive the next stage in the learning process; Harrison Pearce our artist in residence described his own work as a ‘sketch’ a ‘prototype’ for the next stage of creating. The students have been self-critical problem solvers; testing ideas, playing with and pushing materials beyond their supposed boundaries, ever reflecting and challenging.The work can be viewed as strangely perverse, at times provocative and others quiet, it can confuse, but always intrigues. Above all it is personal and independent to each of the 12 exhibiting artists. The show continues until 13 December in The Store. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment to view the show.
Year 13 Art Exhibition - ‘(Un)resolved…Refined…Finished’