Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Talk at NN Contemporary Art

NN Presents: Talk by Sarah Sparkes, at The University of Northampton, Avenue Campus

NN presents a talk by researcher, artist and curator Sarah Sparkes, to coincide with their current exhibition Guests and Hosts. Sparkes will be presenting her research project, GHostings, which aims to address the various roles ghosts play in contemporary culture.

Researcher, artist and curator Sarah Sparkes has been presenting GHostings since 2008. GHost aims to address the various roles ghosts play in contemporary culture by bringing artists, writers, curators, researchers and others together. TheGHostings have taken place in ‘haunted’ locations including Senate House, St John on Bethnal Green and more. Sarah will be talking about her research project and answering questions from the audience.

Date: 30 January 2013
Start time: 2pm
Admission: FREE (No booking required)
Venue: The University of Northampton, Avenue Campus, Saint George's Avenue, Northampton, NN2 6JD.

T: 01604 638944 (NN)
E: catherine@nncontemporaryart.org
W: www.nncontemporaryart.org

Friday, 18 January 2013

'Theatrical Dynamics' Opens 19. Jan

left: Remember.  THE END.  2012 Hand stitched banner in satin, silk and blackout felt 58inches x 55inchesRight: The Host Ghost. 2013 Mixed media installation - sizes variable

I'm showing two new works created for the group show Theatrical Dynamics, curated by David Leapman at:
Torrance Art Museum 
3320 Civic Center Drive 

Opening reception Saturday, January 19th, 2013, 6 to 9 pm

On view Tuesday, January 22nd - Saturday, March 9th, 2013

Open Tuesday - Saturday
From 11 am - 5 pm
Closed Sunday, Monday, and all major holidays

Torrance, CA 90503 

Bringing together a group of artists concerned with the way our brains copewith the desire to create emotional and psychological forms.

Participating artists:

Neil Gall                           
James Rielly
David Leapman
Vincent Hawkins
Stuart Elliot
David McDonald
Mark Dutcher
Lee Maelzer
Sarah Sparkes
Hannah Schwadron
Mike Pratt
Daniel Sturgis
Heather Gwen Martin
Marsia Alexander Clarke
Naida Osline
Douglas McCulloh 

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

CHAR Lecture Series

CHAR Lecture Series presents:  
A Panel: Theatrical Dynamics
with Stuart Elliot,  David Leapman, Hannah Schwadron, and Sarah Sparkes
Moderator: Harmony Wolfe

Thursday, January 17, 2013 @ 7 pm 
doors open at 6:45 pm
4196 Chestnut Street
Riverside, CA 92501

the event is free.
light refreshments, byob

CHAR Lecture Series presents a panel in conjunction with the
forthcoming exhibit Theatrical Dynamics. Artists featured in the show
engage in a lively conversation winding through an investigation of a
mobile understanding of the term Theatrical Dynamics, making
exhibitions, and the formation of the artist-curator, amongst other
anchoring points.

Stuart Elliot is a London-based artist who has shown work at The
Curator's Egg Altera Pars, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, and Object
Lesson, SPACE, in London. He has also had a solo exhibit at HOTEL.

David Leapman is an artist based in Riverside, CA. Has exhibited his work nationally and internationally since the early 1980's, including the Venice Biennial, Serpentine Gallery, ICA and the Royal Academy. Leapman is associated with the Young British Artist, (YBA) his work is in the Saatchi Collection and is featured in the publication Shark Infested Waters, The Saatchi Collection of British Art in the 90's. He is also the first prizewinner of Britain's most prestigious paint award The John Moores. His work is included in many public and private collections worldwide.

Hannah Schwadron is a PhD candidate in the Critical Dance Studies
Department at UC Riverside. In combination with doctoral research,
Hannah has presented original dance theater on related themes.

Sarah Sparkes is an artist and curator living and working in London. She runs the visual arts and creative research project GHost and has curated GHost exhibitions for the London Art Fair and Folkestone Triennial.  Between 2009 - 2012 she was an Affiliated Research Fellow at the School of Advanced Study, University of London where her research centered on the Harry Price Library of Magical Literature. Material from this research will be published later in 2013 in The Ashgate Research Companion to Sociocultural Studies of the Paranormal.

Harmony Wolfe makes objects and performances working from memories of
landscapes real and conceptual. She is the curator of the CHAR Lecture

About CHAR:

CHAR is an ongoing series of experiments in which artists, theorists,
and other cultural producers share ways of making and knowing. These
experiments are presented in the domestic sphere as a re-staging of
contexts for cultural inquiries.

The CHAR Lecture Series is a branch of CHAR, functioning as a platform
for the display and expression of ideas, politics, practices, art, and
other fascinations. It seeks to build conceptual and material
affiliations between conversations, imaginations, and individuals. The
speakers present their work and their diverse perspectives, and invite
the audience to participate in critical discussions. The model of
sharing and reflection through dialogue reconfigures parameters of an
artistic community. CLS manifests through performances, screenings,
lectures, and makings, thus transforming the ways we consider art
making in relation to experience.