From inception to completion, Project: is an entirely student-curated exhibition. The graduating artists have seized the opportunity to present their work professionally in the New School House Gallery to the public for the first time. As with any artist’s practice, it is ongoing, fluid, forever shifting as new research, information, and inspiration are encountered – it is a lifelong project.
The artwork all straddles a diverse range of genres of contemporary art – from sculpture and mixed media, to new media, to 2D work and installation pieces. As the artists cover such a wide demographic, including young and mature students from different backgrounds, it is certain that amongst this diverse mix of artwork there will be something to resonate with all who attend.
Graduates of BA (Hons) Fine Arts at York St John University explore art in all its dimensions and across wide-ranging contexts. The works on the show are as eclectic as the artists who described themselves as
‘awkward, beautifully odd, temporal, financially screwed, eclectic, defensive, filthy, improvisative, creative.’
This Is Who We Are is the culmination of a 3-year academic, artistic and personal journey and represents the self as social and personal experience: the body’s journey through time and space, whether physical, historical, constructed, embodied or imagined.
We are the future cultural leaders, Turner Prize winners, Biennial-exhibitors, the eccentrics … We are young artists making our own scene in the historic setting of York.
We are the York St John Degree Show 2013.