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Bath Spa University BA Degree Show 2018

Opdateret: 14. jun. 2018

One of my favourite events to attend is the Bath Spa University Art and Design degree show. The quality of the works are always to the finest standards and curation is excellent. The venue is the beautiful main building on top of the hill on Sion Hill overlooking Bath.

The exhibition is split into several sections of Contemporary Arts, Sculpture, Textile, Photography, Ceramics and Fine Arts.

Rachel Watson’s collection of objects is formally and precisely placed on the wall, the white background contrasts the rustic objects. The yellow object, placed asymmetrically on the lower left, pops. The collection seems to be a mixture of modified and found objects. The artist has brought these objects into a new life, so to speak, changing their function and purpose and made the informal formal.

Beryl Egloff’s small paintings, a collection of 20 tiny paintings and a plastic cup with several pins in it and around it. Though small there is quite a lot of information and organic detail in the paintings – The pins are a pluralistic replica of the four red paintings condensing them even smaller but at the same time enlarging the number of space they potentially can take up. The small items in this exhibition by artist Beryl Egloff compels you to step closer than we normally would if the paintings were larger and examine with more intimacy than one would otherwise do.

Rachel Rhodes’s horizontal and vertical geometrically connected plastic landscape is intensely dense in beautiful dark detail. Precisely placed in such a way that you can see light entering from above, behind and from both sides.

Hannah Dance’s slide monitors are an interactive retro piece of photographic slides. It reminds me of retrospective nostalgia. Once you insert the slide you gently push it down to activate a light and the photograph is revealed. The placement of the slides monitors, the monitors themselves and the photographs are all comfortably aesthetic and refle