Join artists Grant Vercoe and Louise McAlpine to celebrate the opening of their Masters (Philosophy) exhibitions at the University Gallery.
Grant Vercoe: Manhattan and the merging of Modernism
Louise McAlpine: Hapticivism: haptic + activism - An Artistic Imperative
Opening: Saturday 18 April at 2pm
Drawing inspiration from the great modern architectural icons of Manhattan, New York, Grant Vercoe’s paintings aim to visually articulate the experience of the scale of the metropolis. His Masters research explores recent responses to the architecture of Modernism, Neo-Modernism and post-modernist Deconstructive architecture. This exhibition of paintings is drawn from a body of photographic images captured on a research trip to New York in June 2011.
As an object maker, the media Louise McAlpine creates with are mainly of a textile nature. The touch sense is the “curator” in the studio, negotiating the other senses and the final word rests with “touch”. Here, in her Masters exhibition, the visual and haptic senses combine to create a handcrafted oeuvre. McAlpine’s work seeks to interrupt experience and replace it with a more sensual alternative, one which questions temporality and existence.
Please join us to celebrate at the opening. Entry is free, all are welcome and refreshments will be served.
Your RSVP is appreciated, phone 02 49215255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org