The MA Degree Show at City and Guilds of London Art School will be on from the 9th-13th September 2015. It will take place at the college in Kennington, South London.
‘Visitors to the MA Fine Art Show will have the opportunity to view works of exceptional quality, by this year’s graduating students and visiting artists. The exhibition will feature the work of 19 MA students and 3 Artists in Residence, work developed out of the traditions of painting, sculpture, drawing and printmaking.
This year’s show includes a diverse range of approaches where ‘paintings’ made entirely of minute hand cut incisions and archival ink, and figurative psychological portraits, sit alongside working methods that involve hopscotch and singing. A contemporary take on body painting becomes a critique on painting/object/subject ultimately resulting in photographic sculptures. A pink rubber shovel animates an irreverent engagement with archaeology, while subjects of autobiography, journey, process and a sense of place thread through the exhibition spaces in the large Victorian studios into the Georgian studios where ebay purchases of discarded portraits have been ‘repaired’ with 5000 Swarowski crystals. The traditional academic setting of the studio galleries hum with these emerging artists’ profound and energetic engagement, in a show that celebrates their innovative approaches to thinking and making.’