Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Moving on ...

Posts in this blog have gradually become less frequent as my Fine Art studies have progressed over the past 3 years. The blog where I post stuff relating to my developing practice, sometimes with further detail here, is called But is is Art?  From 2017, I have a new website: stevebrownart.co.uk

Mistaken Identities at TAAG, Teignmouth

During w/c 5 November a group of us - Steve Brown, Ruth Carpenter, Clare Heaton, Karen Tarr Whitney-Anne Baker and Angela Hilton - put on an exhibition at TAAG entitled 'Mistaken Identities'. Further details can be found on my blog 'But Is It Art?' 

 
Below is a record of the show in photographs. The exhibition catalogue, which gives full titles of the works and explains their origins, can be accessed here.






Angela Hilton

Angela Hilton

Angela Hilton

Angela Hilton

Clare Heaton

Clare Heaton

Clare Heaton

Karen Tarr

Karen Tarr

Karen Tarr

Karen Tarr

Ruth Carpenter

Ruth Carpenter

Ruth Carpenter

Ruth Carpenter

Ruth Carpenter

Ruth Carpenter

Whitney-Anne Baker

Steve Brown

Steve Brown

Steve Brown

Steve Brown

Steve Brown

Steve Brown



Thursday, 16 June 2016

Fine Art at PCA 2015/16

During 2015/16 I completed the first part of a BA top-up year at Plymouth College of Art, consisting of module 301, Research and Experimentation; and module 304, Contextual Research Project (the dissertation). Here are just a few photos of work from the year.

From: Memorialising political self immolators




Zine pages (2015): The War in Syria





video


Birds over Syria



Coins of Empire


Homage to Burri and Cage



Printmaking




Selected life drawing sketches





From Yoko Ono tribute: Light a match for Syria




My dissertation, Art, politics, and activism in the 21st century: Threats and opportunities, can be accessed from this page.

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Art & Politics Exhibition TAAG Teignmouth Oct 2015

In October 2015 I organised an exhibition entitled 'Art and Politics' at the TAAG Gallery II in Teignmouth. Artists who contributed were: Whitney-Anne Baker, Ruth Carpenter, Clare Heaton, Katie Scott-Hamilton, Karen Tarr and myself. During w/c 24th October TAAG recorded over 800 visitors, of which approximately half ventured into our exhibition ...


It was a successful week. I stewarded most of the time and saw some old friends, made some new ones, and had many interesting conversations with visitors about the exhibits and the nature of political art. During the week I sold 11 postcards and shared some work electronically, while Katie sold one of her 'Transient Skin' body pieces.

 

Over 30 survey forms about Art and Politics were completed by visitors. There were some really interesting responses but, in a nutshell, most of the respondents (over half of whom were artists themselves) welcomed politics in art and thought that it could help to make a difference. There were also some very positive unsolicited comments about the exhibition itself. Here is a selection of photos:



 






'The Men Who Sold the World' - Whitney-Anne Baker


'We Have All the Time in the World' - Whitney-Anne Baker


'The Men Who Sold the World' - Whitney-Anne Baker


'Over here, taking our jobs' - Karen Tarr


Spiritual pieces - Clare Heaton


Clare Heaton (detail)


'Maquettes for city centre sculptures providing private spaces'
Ruth Carpenter


'My House, Your Home' - Katie Scott-Hamilton


TTIP/War on Want Display


Political shorts


Activist Pinboard


'No Surrender' - Steve Brown


Steve Brown


Part of 'Whistleblowers' installation - Steve Brown


Part of 'Whistleblowers' installation - Steve Brown


'Born in the USA' - Steve Brown


'Occupy' - Steve Brown


Agitprop Literature

Many thanks to those who contributed work, to friends, and to everyone who visited the exhibition.