Wednesday, 26 September 2012

// A BIG THANK YOU! \\












Phewph! Well, we’ve finally had chance to breathe again after what was an awesome preview at Camp & Furnace. A big thank you to all who came to see the show, and of course to those who helped to make it happen, including Nick at Really Now, Camp & Furnace, Kev & Cathy from Merseyside ACME, John for all of his kind help, Imke for coming down to photograph all the work, and all the contributing artists. We’ll be showcasing some of the pieces soon. 


In the meantime, there’s still time to come and say hi and collect a ‘souvenir’ from our postcard wall installation. Thanks for being hospitable!

Thursday, 20 September 2012

// READY FOR OUR CLOSE-UP...ALMOST \\

 


Tonight's the big night! We've been busy bees getting everything in shape for the show opening. It's all coming together at last. We hope you'll Be Hospitable and come see the show!Thanks to all the artists for contributing and to everyone else who has helped us along the way. We'll be documenting all the work and showing here on the website soon!

Thursday, 13 September 2012

//ARTIST HIGHLIGHT - ALEX WOLKOWICZ\\




Alex Wolkowicz is a Polish/German photographer and artist currently resident in New York City.

Her work explores themes about our relationship with the world and how we share it with each other and other living things. Essentially tactile and documentary, her work springs from her experience with photography, performance, theatre and the creation of unique representations of places, things and histories. She works with still and moving imagery, sculpture, installation and often with the addition of sound.
Based in the UK until recently, she has exhibited in solo and group shows including Liverpool Independents 06, 08 and 10, Fringe Arts Bath, Castlefield gallery (Manchester), Brighton Photo Fringe, Route du Nord (Rotterdam) and The Victoria Gallery and Museum in Liverpool. She has travelled widely and has worked with artists and in residencies in Europe, North America and Asia.
Recent exhibitions in New York City include 'Higher and Wider' at Marina 59 in Rockaway beach as part of her residency at Flux factory, 'Art in Odd Places 2011: Ritual' and 'Home and Away' at ISE gallery in SoHo. 
See more of Alex's work at wolkowicz.com

//ARTIST HIGHLIGHT - IMKE OPPENKAMP\\





German born and now Liverpool based photographer Imke Oppenkamp is inspired by Pop Art, and all things weird and wonderful. 

Previously assisting the Liverpool photographer Mark McNulty, she now shoots for major sports brands – as well as working on self-initiated projects. 

Expressing her creativity not just through photography, but also collage, illustration and 3D models, Imke has a unique installation in-store for the show. One clue…bratwurst… 

See more of Imke's work here.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

//ARTIST HIGHLIGHT - VERA COMPLOJ\\






After her studies in Bozen at the Kunstlyzeum, Vera graduated in product design at the Politecninco di Milano and concluded her studies with a photography program at the CFP Bauer of Milan. 

She has lived and worked as a photographer in Milan, Paris and New York City – where she currently resides. She was recently 1 of 10 finalists in the New Exposure Fashion Photography contest, sponsored by Vogue Magazine, RED Digital Cinema and Bottega Veneta.


Vera's upcoming exhibition In-between will take place at Museion, Museo d'arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bolzano, Winter 2013.

See more of Vera's work at veracomploj.com

//ARTIST HIGHLIGHT - WENDY LEGG\\






Wendy is a graphic designer based in Ruthin, North Wales. 

In 2005 she founded Magic House in partnership with web developer, Joe Fawley. Today, Magic House has grown into a full service digital design agency, with a wide ranging client base from multi million pound property developments to boutique fashion brands. 

Wendy is currently starting up a brand new business designing and making invitations and stationery using a traditional hot foil press. The Foil Invite Company - website launching soon.
See more of Wendy's work at magichousedesign.com

//ARTIST HIGHLIGHT - VALERIE HALLIER\\







French multiple-media artist ValĂ©rie Hallier moved to New York with a Fulbright Scholarship and graduated from SVA with a MFA in computer art after receiving an MFA in Video-Cinema-Animation from the ENSAD in Paris. 

Project based, her work consists of series and installations. By way of practices and rituals like taking a picture a day, ranking all people she knows, cataloging every object she owns or recording every long-distance conversations – each project explores the absurdity and the poetry of exhaustive study. By emulating technology’s processes and exposing her own obsessive ones, Hallier renders systems and patterns that describe a contemporary character in turn intimately technological and systematically human.

-"Hallier's work follows an integrative continuum that utilizes technology as tool and object, generating an exquisite tension between the humanistic and mechanistic sense of Being." J.Escalona

Valerie's work has been shown internationally including in the US at Medianoche gallery (NYC), the Brooklyn Council for the Arts, the Dumbo Arts Center, the CAS Arts Center (NY), ACM Siggraph (FL) and SCAN Arts Symposium (PA). In Europe her work was exhibited at the ESAM, Caen, France, Nadania Idriss Gallery in Berlin, Germany & ACM Multimedia Arts Program in the UK.  

Recently Hallier finished a LMCC artist residency on Governor Island and is currently finishing work on a commission from the Drawing Center (NYC).
See more of Valerie's work at valeriehallier.com