Sculptors Preview


15th December 2014

Student sculptors preview their work

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Three third year students from De Montfort University are exhibiting their work in the gallery of the LCB Depot.

Gun Brick by David Hurrel
Gun Brick by David Hurrel

At tonight’s preview, the three artists told me about their work.

David Hurrel, Sam Read and Alice Hicken
David Hurrel, Sam Read and Alice Hicken

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.

Slab with Handle by David Hurrel
Slab with Handle by David Hurrel

Sam Read (21) showed me his piece called Human Remains II.

Human Remains II by Sam Read
Human Remains II by Sam Read

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.

Endeavor by Alice Hicken
Endeavor by Alice Hicken

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.

See also:

The Sound of Music

Arts Awareness

Curve’s shows in 2015

 

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