- Hi there, I�m emailing on behalf of Weights&Measures, a group exhibition of
young artists working in Leeds and currently studying Fine Art at Leeds
College of Art. The show promises to be interesting not only for its fresh
perspective, but also the diversity, quality and amount of work to be seen.
The show opens next Thursday and we�d love to see you there. Also, if
there�s any possibility that you could give us some promotion it would be
immensely appreciated. I�ve attached a short press release, as well as a
250 write up by respected Leeds artist Garry Barker and a PDF of the
exhibition poster and title image. You can find more information about the
show here: www.weights-measures.co.uk
Anything you could do to help us spread the word would be a fantastic
boost. Let me know if you need any more info or clarification
WEIGHTS&MEASURES is an exhibition of work from 38 emerging artists living
and working in Leeds.
The pieces on show range from illustration to installation, sculpture to
video, but are united by a shared exploration of physical materiality in
The exhibitions opening night is on the 3rd of May 6pm-9pm
The show runs for a week, finishing on the 10th of May, and is open from
St. Marys Lane
Weights and Measures write-up (Garry Barker)
Weights and measures (The aesthetic scales are tipped in favour of the
Aesthetic decisions can weigh heavily on both fine artists and their
audiences, especially when it comes to making and receiving art through the
intractable materiality of practice. These 38 second year fine art students
have set out their stall to measure the aesthetic temperature of
professional exhibition curation and in the balance seek to take the
measure of what it is to be an emerging artist. Painting, drawing,
sculpture, video and installation work is being tested and measured for
creativity, inspiration, lightness of touch, weight of endeavour and visual
effect. It is only to be hoped their aesthetic protractor rings true, and
that as it seeks to measure and apportion taste, we don't find it's always
set to the angle of perceived pain.
Take the measure of these works, take a load off your feet, sit down and
deliberate; ponder on their ponderousness, weigh up their worth, and don't
forget their future lies in the balance and your consideration is all they
ask. No money need be exchanged, no pound of flesh has to be put on the
scale; it's all for free, for your eyes only, as long of course that the
scales have been removed.
Are these young artists punching above their weight are there any
heavyweights amongst them? Have they melted down the gold and silver of
refined poetry or just discovered lead in their alchemic artist's search?
Only the measured beat of time will tell.
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