Al9orithm is a group show I will be involved with in Galeri Caernarfon in April. The show will consist of 9 students, from BA Fine art Year 2, from grwp Llandrillo Menai in Bangor.
For this group show I’ve been looking into the people of Caernarfon, especially the youth.
(tArt) Terri Jones
Terri Jones (1990, N. Wales) creates drawings, paintings, photographs and video pieces. By using popular themes such as feminism, escapism , and popular culture, her work references stereotypes of women, their roles in society, as well as identity and transformation, and the allure of escape in contemporary society/life.
Her works are an investigation into representations of women and situations as well as depictions and ideas realized by drawing, painting and photography. By demonstrating the conventional norm she touches various overlapping themes of today’s society, equality and acceptance. Contrasting with an exploration into the fantasy and fabrications created by the digital world, and its ability to escape the prescribed models of self image. Several reoccurring subject matter can be recognized, such as the relation with popular culture and media, working with repetition, humor, and provocation.
Her works demonstrates how life extends beyond its own subjective limits and often tells a story about the effects of social interaction, and how it contrasts between the real and the digital personas we create. It challenges the binaries we continually reconstruct between Self and Other, between our own ‘raw’ and ‘civilized’ selves.
For this particular work, she has explored the social norms of Caernarfon, its people, and how it has developed over the last century. The work questions the paradigm of the towns youth. Attempting to understand how and why the archetype of the town has manifested. Researching the youth of Caernarfon and their habits, including underage drinking and drug use, teen pregnancy, and school truancy rates, as well as the sociology and economy of the area.
My first Idea was to create something about the youth of Caernarfon. One thing I notice when visiting is the number of young mothers, and pregnant women. I’ve heard through friends about “that cofi that knocked up so and so” and such stories, so I began from there.
Creating a character:
I originally planned to create a character, and make a painting of her/him. This didn’t go down so well with my tutor, so I worked on it being a photograph in “Cindy Sherman” nature. I wasn’t happy with my result!
Feeling incredibly self conscious about these images I wasn’t happy about having a 5 foot 5 mounted image in a gallery.
So I tried to find another route, and played around with collage as I had done in my Studio Practice 20 credit module.
Hannah Hoch, Kargel Tiege, Ron Herron, Gee Vaucher, Bruce Conner, Adolf Hoffmeister, Sarah Lucas, Ben Bischof, Martha Rosler, Bobby Neel Adams, Aneta Grzeszykowska/Jan Smaga, Office supplies incorporated, Sarah Eisenlohr, Luis Dourado, Gordon Magnin, George Chamorro, Dennis Bush, Vanessa Lamounier de Assis.
Teenage Pregnancies in England and Wales Inc statistics
Youth work in Wales (Statistics for wales)
Drugs in Wales (Statistics for wales)
Truancy in Wales
Gilbert and George
Technical details such as image resolution, and Moo.com
The logo for our show.
Collages I have made to turn into postcards for the exhibition.
Prep for the show
I decided to get dressed up for the show, that involved a mask and feathers. “I am the art Darling!”
Magazines for collage: FREE
Stand for postcards: FREE
Two x10 gloss postcards
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