15th December 2014
Student sculptors preview their work
Three third year students from De Montfort University are exhibiting their work in the gallery of the LCB Depot.
At tonight’s preview, the three artists told me about their work.
David Hurrel (27) showed his piece Gun Brick, which brings together two unrelated objects in a surprising conjuncture. When he finishes at DMU, he would like to become a teacher, David told me. In his Slab with Handle, David again brings together two unrelated objects to form a work that is both striking and amusing.
Sam Read (21) showed me his piece called Human Remains II.
Made from plaster, styrofoam, plastic and wire, the sculpture evokes both beauty and tragedy by looking at the damage that can be caused to the body. Sam hopes to go on to postgraduate study.
Alice Hicken’s Endeavor was made from sheet steel. Alice (21) constructed it earlier this year. After DMU, Alice hopes to become a gallery curator.
This was the first public exhibition of work by members of this group. They work with formed and found materials that challenge the ‘traditional limits of sculpture and its materiality.’
The exhibition – called 3-Piece – will be open at The LCB Depot from 16th to 23rd December, in the courtyard gallery.
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