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Preparations for the Interim Degree Show from 3rd Year BA (Hons) Fine Art students in the School of Music and Fine Art are now in full swing – literally.
On Thursday morning, should you have ventured onto Chatham Historic Dockyard, you would have encountered a strong female presence, floating high above your head, suspended from a large industrial crane. Just outside the School of Music and Fine Art studios, artist Luiza Jordan installed her delicate yet immersive artwork Feminine Vessels. The work is the result of extensive research and discovery into the history of the Dockyard.
Artist Megan Boyle observes, “Jordan’s work is an exploration into materiality, which often manifests itself through sculpture and installation work. She attempts to represent the presence of the female, omitting images of the female nude and without explicitly making reference to the female body. Rather, she uses materials associated with feminine identity and domesticity, engaging with organic bodily textures and shapes. In terms of the site in which these pieces can be found, Jordan aims to construct particular juxtaposition between the organic, fragility and fluidity of her invented forms, and the virile, masculine and industrial nature of her surroundings, which at the moment, is that of the Historic Dockyard, where the School of Music and Fine Art is located.”
Jordan is now continuing to experiment with size, scale and material to prepare her work for the upcoming BA (Hons) Fine Art interim Degree Show Loading… but this time within the beautiful historic Georgian building that is Chatham House in Rochester High Street.
The show, which features work by 30 artists, will be open as follows:
Saturday 10 December – Wednesday 14 December, 11am-4pm (closed Tuesday).
The Private View is Friday 9 December, 6-9pm.
If you would like to be on the guest list, please book via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/loading-private-view-for-the-interim-fine-art-degree-show-from-3rd-year-ba-hons-fine-art-students-tickets-29333853345
Show venue: 351 Rochester High Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1DA
Further information here:
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Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/mfadegreeshow/
Artwork by Luiza Jordan (2016); Feminine Vessels: balloons, wool, string.
Images by Rose Sizer. Words by Megan Boyle