Behind The Eyes; making pictures

25 January 2013 - 01 March 2013

The exhibition features work from artists Lindsey Adams, Rebecca Fortnum, Beth Harland, Marc Hulson and Johanna Love.

A private view will take place from 5.30pm on Thursday 24 January 2013.

The project of this exhibition and accompanying symposium is to address something fundamental in the act of picture making: the transformation, or re-seeing of source image, into picture, through material process that practices of painting and drawing open up. 

The works in this exhibition are pictures that have a relationship with the photographic and other source images. They are concerned, in various ways, with the possibilities of re-making, or re-seeing recorded images that practices of painting and drawing open up. They engage with something behind, or beyond initial recording, with the distinction between capturing appearance, which might be very immediate, a moment (an image), and something that is constructed, involving another duration entirely (a picture).

The exhibition brings together the work of five artists:

Lindsey Adams, a Derbyshire-based artist, whose recent book of photographs Fluviatile was published by RGAP with an accompanying poem by Michelene Wandor. Visual and musical events arising from the book were held at Arnolfini, Bristol, Site Gallery, Sheffield and the South Bank Centre, London, 2011;

Rebecca Fortnum is a Reader in Fine Art at University of the Arts, London. Recent projects include Absurd Impositions at the V & A Museum of Childhood, London, 2011, and Drawing - In and Outside - Writing, an artist?s book published by RGAP and exhibition at Voorkamer in Lier, Belgium.

Beth Harland
is a London-based artist and Reader in Fine Art at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton. Recent exhibition and book projects include A Sort of Night to the Mind, Canterbury, London, Stuttgart, 2011 and The Seven Billionth Citizen, a global collaboration, Townhouse, Cairo, 2012;

Marc Hulson
is a London-based artist, Lecturer in Fine Art at Winchester School of Art and a founder member of the London based artists' co-operative Five Years . Recent projects include Fraternise - The Salon, Beaconsfield, London, 2011 and Peeping Tom, curated by Keith Coventry, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, The Netherlands ;

Johanna Love is Senior Lecturer in Fine Art/Photography at University of Northampton and Associate Lecturer at the universities of Brighton, Anglia Ruskin and University of the Arts London, where she is Acting Head of MA Printmaking. Recent exhibitions include British Printmaking Japan, Kyoto Museum, 2012 and Viewfinder, Artspace, Seoul, 2011.

Read a review of this exhibtion taken from Peel Magazine, Gallery North's visual arts publication. 

For more information on the exhibition please click here.

The symposium takes place on Friday 25 January at Gallery North between 10.30am and 4.30pm. 

To book your place on the symposium please email az.rep@northumbria.ac.uk

For more information on the symposium please click here. A full schedule of the day-long symposium can be found here.

The symposium will include papers presented by PhD candidates from Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, CCW Graduate School, University of the Arts, London and Northumbria University: The candidates are Marius von Brasch, Paul Goodfellow, Kate Hawkins, Donal Moloney, Nina Pancheve-Kirkova, Rachel Sharp and Jim Threapleton.