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#AskTheArtist – A Q&A session with Holly Rozier about “Unheimlich”

  • Corridor Gallery 28 York Place Brighton, BN1 4GU United Kingdom (map)

On Tuesday 2nd of July, from 2-4pm Corridor Gallery will be hosting an “#AskTheArtist” Q& A session in the space, with Holly Rozier creator of the Unheimlich exhibition.

Corridor Gallery are delighted to host an artist who works which such emotional veracity. They are excited about bringing viewers of the exhibition a true insight into the work and the processes involved directly from the artist. For those not able to make the space, we will be running a Twitter and Facebook Q&A, where the artist will be answering any questions you may have.

We will be opening up questions from now until the Q&A via Twitter and Facebook, so if you have any burning questions you wish to ask, we encourage you to submit them now. Simply ask a question on our Twitter (@CorridorGallery) or Facebook (facebook.com/corridorgallerybrighton) with the #AskTheArtist hashtag and Holly will answer them during the session.

In the exhibition “Unheimlich”, Holly Rozier has developed new work that perfectly embodies and transmits a powerful sense of the uncanny. The uncanny is something outside of one’s familiar knowledge or perceptions; the uncanny is familiar, yet incongruous. She described this special site-specific show as; “a range of different scale anthropomorphic forms that look less ‘human’ than ever, dealing with much more undeniably unifying and universally ‘human’ emotions than I have ever explored before.”

Every sculpture is created entirely by Holly’s own hands in a lengthy, physical process which speaks to a visceral visual language. Holly manipulates a range of fabrics to create her work, selecting domestic materials from hosiery, stuffing and textile remnants. In a lengthy and complex process these materials are mutated; twisted, formed, shaped, hand-dyed, and then delicately finished with intricate embroidery detail and intense beadwork that rivals examples of the refined embellishments from Couture fashion houses.

The choice of materials Holly selects are also linked through their close association with the body. Their transformation from everyday fabrics into these strange soft sculptures seems to capture a special power, which simultaneously delights and repulses. Despite the extensive and intricate process involved in transforming these everyday fabrics, Holly’s finished soft sculptures remain oddly familiar; evoking a sense of internal organs and the unseen elements of the human form. Yet these twisted, embellished forms feel somehow alien.

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