Friday, November 23, 2012

Getting Ready for the Grad Show

A quick catch up post about preparing for my Graduate Exhibition.

It was an incredibly enhausting time. We emptied our studios of all furniture, painted endless walls and floors and began setting out work across many rooms and booths. There were lots of challenges to hang a cohesive show, combining the work of over 50 artists into the one show was an incredible undertaking and not without it's stressors. I was alotted a space to install my work quite late, which was a huge challenge for me. Normally I have days to prepare, to sketch and do colour experiements, but I almost had to enter the space dry. I found this so hard.



Here I am, about halfway through the install.





Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Blue Cubed

This work was born out of a series of drawings and paintings on paper and I wanted to see them in large scale.  Often when working on paper or sketching, the works don't feel complete until I can walk into them at large scale.  So I was keen to get this one on a wall.

(c) 2012 Naomi Nicholls, Blue Cubed (installation view)
Acrylic and vinyl on wall.


 (c) 2012 Naomi Nicholls, Blue Cubed (installation view)
Acrylic and vinyl on wall.

 (c) 2012 Naomi Nicholls, Blue Cubed (installation view)
Acrylic and vinyl on wall. 
(c) 2012 Naomi Nicholls, Blue Cubed (installation view)
Acrylic and vinyl on wall.

As so often happens, the work changed when translated from sketch to wall.  I extended the lines from the cube present in the blue form, to further interact with the features of the space.  Although I left these lines incomplete, they operate as an illusion, suggesting the presence of a cube.

I love this space because of its 'ugly' architectural features; the ducting, the pin board, the pipes.


Blue Cubed from Naomi Nicholls on Vimeo.