SANDI ANDERSON is here at Nes for 3 months: June – August. She began working out in the landscape in 2009 and it took over her practice in 2010. She frequently battles adverse weather conditions, which dictate an intuitive response on a small scale.
More recently she has been making monotypes. This work is proving more abstract in nature, however it is permeated with the form and colour palette of distilling years. In contrast to her figurative painting, she approaches the plate with an open mind and let’s her subconscious take over. Ink is applied to the plate then disturbed and removed at will. The outcome can never be predicted. The removal of control is addictive and the process is proving an important counterpoint to her painting practice.Website: www.sandianderson.co.uk
June open studio – Tuesday 28th June 2016, from 17.00-19.00
We meet at the church first to listen to cellist Leanne Zacharias perform at 17.00. All welcome!
HIDEKI ARICHI, is an artist currently based in England and his practice involves painting, drawing, printmaking and recently the use of ceramics. He is influenced and interested in Japanese and Western Art History and popular culture as well as abstract ideas of representation that come from situational and remembered responses.www.hidekiarichi.com
SIÂN BLISS is a visual and performance artist, currently a candidate for MFA in Experimental Animation at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in Los Angeles, CA. She gained her BA in Acting and Global Theatre Studies in 2013 and has since branched into the realms of animation, fine art and puppetry. She uses vibrant colour to explore the discourse between ‘truth’ and ‘imaginary’. You can see more of Siân’s work at www.sianbliss.com or follow her on tumblr sianbliss-blog.tumblr.com and instagram: @sianbliss ”
Canadian cellist LEANNE ZACHARIAS curates Music for Spaces, creating close encounters with music and sound that engage deeply with architecture and environments.
She was recently interviewed about her immersive performance work: http://www.odysseyworks.org/blog/
See Leanne’s website: www.leannezacharias.com
Whilst in residence many artists record their time here via blog diaries/online journals. Check out the Nes Residency from an artists perspective by clicking the linked images below.
Janette Kerr 2020
Paul Scannell 2019
Daryl Farmer 2017
Amanda Marsh 2017
Andrea Kennedy 2016 (Nes Intern from Cazenovia College)
Tova Lund 2016
Ron Linn 2016
Alexandra Elliott 2016
Leah Pantea 2016
Mary Walters 2016
Siân Bliss 2016
Alyson Jackson, 2016
Ellis O’Connor, 2015
Amy Tavern, 2013
Anne F Dupuis 2013
MARY WALTERS talks about what inspires her:
“I find inspiration for my art in landscape. I enjoy the landscape of mountains, where geological time manifests itself through gigantic landforms; the landscape of the edge, where land meets water; and the landscape of memory, an intangible, elusive, yet powerful melting pot of images and ideas. But it is the impermanence of these landscapes which is of paramount interest – rocks which seem solid are constantly engaged in a process of reformation. The relatively insignificant human marks – the rust, the cracks, the scratched graffiti, the distressed surfaces and the torn edges – also contribute to the layered interplay and re-invention. This is the natural cycle of growth, decay and re-birth. I have come to Iceland to experiment and to try to take myself out of my comfort zone – and especially to try to learn to use After Effects, but remaining true to what moves me ”.
My name is George Spica, an American artist working in sculpture, installation, and performance. My work is concerned with the performative potential of the body, as well as, more recently, synthetic projections of that potential through geographical space. I find industry to be an incredibly beautiful and straightforward way of looking at the physical expressions, and desires, of the human body. By this notion, my practice aims to elucidate the romance present in industrial materials and functional aesthetics by creating distilled, protracted experiences thereof. http://georgespica.com/Silent-Portraits-I-VI
Current artist-in-residence JEFF MERTZ is a documentary filmmaker & photographer whose work focuses on exploring emotional vernacular in multiple forms. He is an irrefutable romantic, dedicated to finding poetry, empathy, and redemption in the mundane. View his short film – The Interstate.
We had a great time at our opið hús yesterday…..thanks to all those that visited and our wonderful May artists!