VOID

VOID @ St John on Bethnal Green, London  21 June – 7 July  2016
Artists: Louise Beer, Jane Grisewood, John Hooper, Rebecca Huxley, Melanie King, Joshua Space and  Sarah Sparkes. Talk from Chris Welch, Professor of Space
Engineering at the International Space University in Strasbourg, France.
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My Black on Black: series of 22 drawings plus one wall hanging explore darkness, blackness – the void – through different black paints on black paper (31 x 31 each/ installation 190  x 126cm; wall hanging 250 x 150cm). Black Hole series: 20 photographs present a typology of voids found in numerous locations around the world (21 x 21cm each / installation 164 x 135cm).  Blacker than Black:  The optical black surface was developed specially for space telescopes and satellites as it absorbs almost all light (30 x 30cm) .

Aether #2 Berlin

Aether #2 Berlin @ Jarvis Dooney Galerie, Berlin
20 February – 2 April 2016


Aether, co-curated by Melanie King, Louise Beer and gallery owner Michael Dooney, brought together 14 international artists who share a fascination with the universe and beyond.  Using various methods of photography they explore relationships between astronomy, matter, time and space.
Exhibitors: Louise Beer, Lauren Franklin, Michaela French, Jane Grisewood, Katie Goodwin, Osheen Harruthoonyan, Jaden Hastings, Barry W. Hughes, Melanie King, Clare Krouzecky, Casey Moore, Sophy Rickett, Kate Robertson, Maija Tammi.
My Black Light: Eclipse print sequence traces the moon crossing the sun during an annular solar eclipse, taken on 20 May 2012, 17:31pm to 8:38pm, at the McMath-Pierce solar telescope on Kitt Peak while artist-in-residence at NOAO, Arizona, USA.
Nine Giclee prints (30 x 24cm), edition of ten.

Mauna Kea: Sky Island

Artist-in-Residence at Mauna Kea observatories, Hawaii, USA 
1 – 28 November 2015

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The one-month Mauna Kea residency (following Kitt Peak in Arizona and Cerro Tololo in Chile in 2012) was a phenomenal experience, especially working with three significant observatories: Gemini (I was based in the headquarters in Hilo), Keck and Subaru . I spent hours observing the constant movement in the massive sanctuary-like structures where engineers worked tirelessly on Mauna Kea. The summit was breathtakingly beautiful and exhilarating, a ‘sky island’, towering 40% into the atmosphere at 4205 metres (13,796ft), despite the zero temperatures and low oxygen. Everything changed at sunset as a magical golden glow morphed into a deep red before darkness came. The experience of spending time in the three observatories was dramatic in every way, making it difficult to find words to describe the intensity and awe of seeing and feeling of this cosmological wonder.

Traction talks art and science

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Traction Magazine talks art and science with artist Jane Grisewood

interviewEd by editor SUSIE PENTELOW
READ FULL INTERVIEW: Traction Magazine INTERVIEW

e·mer·gence … to become visible

Emergence

@ 16th International Contemporary Artists’ Book Fair, Leeds
 Friday 8 March – Saturday 9 March 2013

  • Acquired by the Tate Library Collection, London
  • Selected for KALEID 2013 curated exhibition by an international jury from MoMA Library, USA, V&A Museum, UK and Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium

e·mer·gence I and e·mer·gence II first exhibited with AMBruno artist book collective in Leeds (March 2013). Since then they have been shown at Arnolfini in Bristol (April 2013) and Baltic in Newcastle (June 2013). Inspired by observing star formations and John Latham’s ‘least event’ structure, and using elements of control and chance, the drawings express the shortest time in which I can create a mark – the second – the base unit of time. Selecting 16, a random number to determine the quantity of drawings, duration, process and format, instigated the chance element, while paradoxically creating a predetermined framework.
Each 16 leaves (32 pages); 16 x 16 cm; 16 ink drawings; indigo print; edition of 32; produced by Book Works, London