Fresh Is More

APG Gallery, Sheffield

27 August to 1 September 2014
Private view: Saturday 30 August, 7pm to 9pm

An up-to-date survey of established and emerging artists engaging in contemporary sculpture and it's closest discipline, installation.

In this conceptual exhibition comprising of new work by Siobhan Barr, Timothy Holt, Christopher Pike, Amy Stephens and Emma E. S. Taylor, the viewer is deliberately drawn into debate, from the readymade to the specific object, their extension of blurring boundaries in the medium invites unanswered questions, much debated with each presenting artist.

Set in Sheffield's APG Gallery, these contemporaries challenge the viewer with the manipulation of objects within their surroundings, asking questions of familiarisation and humour with our relationship towards physical matter. The work on show engages a diverse approach for appropriating construction within an artistic location, coaxing the spectator to judge, tease as well as navigating their way around our current world and thereby heightening our dependent bond to materials.

Curated by Timothy Holt and Flo Yapp.

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Siobhan Barr, Multiple LOL, 2014
Acrylic flashing illuminated sign
25 x 120 x 10 cm
© Andy Goss
Photo: Andy Goss

Artists:

Siobhan Barr (b. 1983, lives and works in London and Winchester) received a BA in Fine Art from Winchester School of Art in 2006. Recent solo exhibition include Hello Friend, WW Gallery, London (2013). Recent group exhibitions include London Gallery Day, WW Gallery, London (2014); Salon Zerp, ZIC ZERP Galerie, Rotterdam (2013); Click+Spill, Artemis Project Space, York (2013) and Barbican Artworks Open, Artworks Project Space, London (2013).
www.siobhanbarr.com

Timothy Holt (b. 1988, lives and works in Guildford) received a BA in Fine Art from University for the Creative Arts in 2011. Curator and participating artist, recent solo exhibitions include Work to Wickes, HOUSE, London (2014) and Hello, Goodbye, Gallery 333, Exeter (2013). Recent group exhibitions include Lost Storage, Mori and Stein Gallery, London (2014); Chinese Open: Year of the Horse, Soho Q Park car park, London (2014) and Tomorrow, The Gallery in Redchurch Street, London (2013).
www.timothyholt.co.uk

Christopher Pike (b. 1990, lives and works in Winchester) received a BA in Fine Art from University for the Creative Arts in 2011. Recent group exhibitions include Just a Show, Gallery2, Winchester (2014); Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?, Museum of Farnham, Farnham (2013) and Situated Encounters, Bargehouse, London (2011).
www.christopher-pike.co.uk

Amy Stephens (b. 1981, lives and works in London) received a BA in Fine Art from the University of Reading in 2005 and an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2008. Recent solo exhibitions include Patterns in the Chaos, William Benington Gallery, London (2014); A Light Less Ordinary, Aldeburgh Beach South Lookout, Aldeburgh (2013) and If walls could dance, Cross Gallery, Dublin (2013). Recent group exhibitions include Arcana, Kristin Hjellegjerde, London (2014) and Periodical Review 2, Pallas Projects, Dublin (2012).
www.amystephens.co.uk

Emma E. S. Taylor (b. 1988, lives and works in Edinburgh) received a BA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, University of London in 2010. Recent solo exhibition include Counter-play, Superclub, Edinburgh (2012). Recent group exhibitions include f r o m  t h e  f i r s t  d e e p  b r e a t h, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Edinburgh (2013); Elbow Room, Moncreiff Terrace, Edinburgh (2012); Octagon, Thompson's Tower, Edinburgh (2012) and Young British Artist: 2.0 Series, Frameless Gallery, London (2012).
www.eestaylor.co.uk

Curators:

Timothy Holt.

Flo Yapp (b. 1993, lives and works in Bath and London) received a BA in Fine Art from University for the Creative Arts in 2014. Curator and artist, recent group exhibitions include beyond limit speed, A&D Gallery, London (2014); Help! Savages, Oxford House, London (2014); 48 hours, 44AD Gallery, Bath (2014); EighthWonder, 44AD Gallery, Bath (2013) and The Perfect System, The Arch Gallery, London (2013).
www.floyapp.com

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+44 (0)789 121 2995

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