19/01/2019 — 27/04/2019

Tina Dempsey 

Joy

Tina Dempsey’s exhibition continues Grundy Art Gallery’s programme of solo exhibitions by artists living and working across Blackpool and the Fylde Coast. 

Comprising of new work made specifically for this opportunity, the exhibition is an examination of Joy; exploring what it is, how it makes us feel and what triggers it. 

The exhibition seeks to stimulate and capture Joy as a sensation, pausing it and allowing it to be examined closer. In her work, Tina Dempsey explores the social, physical, architectural and emotional resonance of the spaces we occupy; documenting and dissecting these experiences through drawing, painting, printmaking and collage.

23/03/2019 — 22/06/2019

ON REPEAT

Vivian Greven, Grazia I (2017)

Copyright: Vivian Greven, Courtesy: Aurel Scheibler, Berlin / Braunsfelder Family Collection, Cologne

 

ON REPEAT includes the work of Louise Giovanelli, Vivian Greven, Will Kendrick, Oliver Laric and Guan Xiao plus works from Grundy Art Gallery’s Collection and the Lytham St. Annes Art Collection.

 

ON REPEAT brings together a group of nationally and internationally recognised contemporary artists whose works variously explore how digital technology, the internet, and social media are transforming our experience of looking, and our relationship to images, objects and ideas. 

 

In this multi-layered and multi-media exhibition, explorations of Greco-Roman mythology and the motifs of Rococo ornamentation sit alongside experiments in high and low technology, with 3D printing and Victorian illusionary techniques all on display. Examining the difference between ‘fast’ and ‘slow looking’, and the difference between looking and seeing, this exhibition also considers what we gain and lose in this era of the readily produced and reproduced image.

 

 

A selection of historical works from Grundy Art Gallery’s Collection and the Lytham St. Annes Art Collection are also included. Punctuating the exhibition, these works provide historical reference points for some of the thematic and art form investigations underway.