School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies
Leeds LS2 9JT
Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm
(Closed Tuesday 30 May)
Private view: Thursday 25 May, 6pm to 9pm
Free: all welcome
Wrapped presents artist Sarah Kate Wilson’s Shrink-wrapped Paintings, a new body of work that promotes painting as a time-based medium. Whilst being hosted by Project Space, these ‘durational paintings’ invite viewers, by way of instructions, to participate in their making.
Visitors are encouraged to bring objects to the gallery that can be ‘wrapped’ into the paintings. The paintings already contain clothes, plates, empty packets of pain killers, clutter, trainers and other existing artworks.
Sarah Kate Wilson is an artist living and working in London. She is an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded practice-based PhD candidate at the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds. She completed her MFA from The Slade School of Fine Art, London, in 2010.
Recent solo exhibitions included, Iris at BALTIC39 for Figure Three, Newcastle (2016) and Projected Paintings at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, California (2015). A new work by Wilson will be presented at Palais de Tokyo, as part of Do Disturb (2017). She had a three-person exhibition at The Newlyn Gallery, Cornwall (2014) and in was shortlisted for the Jerwood Painting Fellowships (2016). Alongside her studio practice sits a curatorial practice: her recent project Painting in Time opened at The Tetley, Leeds (2015) then toured to at the School of The Arts Institute Chicago, Sullivan Galleries (2016). Wilson is an Associate Lecturer at Camberwell College of Art (BA Hons Painting).
This is the fifth and final exhibition in The Fold, a new public programme of exhibitions and talks presenting five artists connected to the Fine Art PhD – past and present. Organised by the Centre for Audio Visual Experimentation (CAVE) in the School’s new Project Space, The Fold interrogates both theory/practice and audio/visual relationships in contemporary art practice. Download the programme here.
Image: Wrapped, Sarah Kate Wilson