Mark Edmonds is an artist based in Stoke on Trent working exclusively in mixed media, which is a conscious choice by him.
‘I work in contemporary mediums. My studio is a mess of circuit boards, plastic resins and paint. I spend my time meditating and splicing one material with another. I love the contrast I create between colours and textures, everything is in a constant juxtaposition. I am probably considered a painter by many, but I feel more like a sculptor who works on canvas. To me the challenge is to create something with ‘feeling’ that evokes strong feelings in others. I am not always successful and at times this journey is painful, especially when you make that connection. Often, I feel naked when this happens, because someone is looking at me without my armour of bullshit. After the initial shock dies down and I no longer feel as vulnerable, I realise I have achieved something, that I am not pretending, there is a genuine connection.
The exhibition will run until 23 July.
Join us for a glass of bubbly and some breath-taking contemporary art on 11 July at 7 PM.
By Sam Minshall
‘Time equals life – Life equals art – Art equals walk – Walk equals time.’
(Hamish Fulton, 2001, pg.8-12)
A project which involves walking, pushing, picking, placing, more walking, traversing, seeing, being, cleaning.
The walks will be on the 14th and 15th October 2017. They can be viewed LIVE on Twitter.
On the 17th October, a Live Art installation will be created using litter the artist has collected around Chester City Centre.
See artist’s website at https://sminshall2.wixsite.com/purusambulo
Twitter – @Purus_Ambulo
What’s behind your couch?
By Zoe Lee
They say a picture speaks a thousand words but does it speak them all?
Join Zoe in the celebration of Dawn McCrohan’s life, as she shares memories of their family home.
The interactive durational installation will involve the artist performing everyday rituals, which bring back memories of her past family life. The music from her childhood, the tastes of tea and coffee, and the acts of family living.
RED BOX STORY
By Debra Deakin
“Red, bitch red, blood red, true red, crimson, blush, flush, glower, lost cherry, scarlet, rose, smoulder, flame – these are the colours of our shame.”
(Donkin & Clements, 1993, p. 153)
This installation is the culmination of a year’s work researching auto biographical performance theory and feminist performance techniques.
The work will consist of a large red box, the artist contained in the box, will be naked with a camera on her face. The image from the camera then projected on to a screen. The red box will have apertures. The audience are invited to place their hands into the box. The responding effect thus projected onto the screen.
This performance is restricted to 18+ ages for audience members.
Visit Debra’s website for more info: https://dct2407.wixsite.com/redboxstory