Futura Bold/Futura Oblique
Wimbledon MA Fine Art Interim Show 2011
Curated by Juan Bolivar / Julia Alvarez
This annual show showcases work from new artists working in a range of media. The show comprises two semi-independent exhibitions: Futura Bold and Futura Oblique, spanning two consecutive weeks. Part of the experimental nature of this year’s show lies in the decision to invite two guest curators, Juan Bolivar and Julia Alvarez, to negotiate relationships between what will inevitably be a diverse selection of works.
The choice of external curators reflects a desire to encourage an open dialogue between subject and media, whether painting, film, installation, drawing, animation, or sound, while exposing the work to wider critical and artistic contexts.
Wimbledon College of Art’s MA Fine Art interim show falls at an exciting stage of the MA course. The artists involved take this as an opportunity to showcase their evolving ideas ahead of their final exhibition in September 2011. The show provides an opportunity for visitors to engage with the new work and fresh ideas of a dynamic group of emerging young artists.
Exhibition 1 - 3rd March - 6th March
Exhibition 2 - 10th March - 13th March
181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ
Jennifer Letchet Paintings
My work explores fundamental elements of painting, the relationship between colour and line. I intend my paintings to affect the viewer optically with the illusion of shapes moving and receding. Colour theory is very important to my work. I use specific hues to symbolise ideas or emotions. The contained shapes on canvases seem more like objects than lines. My recent work explores natural and man-made disasters and the impact this has on our environment. I want to record the changing landscape through simplified shapes and colours.