6th September 2012
THECUBE Gallery is excited to present artist, Corey Hemingway. She is using art installations to illustrate states of emotion.
The work that I’m going to be exhibiting in THECUBE London will be work that I created whilst studying BA of Fine Arts at Curtin University, Perth, Australia. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to exhibit in London, to bring my work back to the origin of its inspiration and for those individuals that have inspired my work to be able to see it first hand.
The body of work I’m going to be exhibiting in THECUBE explores the relationship between distance and emotion, capturing how one day we feel an emotion and the next for that emotion to disappear. The motifs of my prints/drawings are derived from looking at string, exploring the characteristics of this material, and symbolising my motif as an emotion. I’m exploring new ways of layering Perspex to create a multi-dimensional space to determine feelings of depth and fluidity.
My prints act as installations to form a ‘pattern of memory’; memory in the sense of my “mind maps of home” whilst living in Australia and being away from loved ones for three years. The artworks create an interactive installation, interactive in the sense of following the direction of each string within the space that I create, for the viewer to stop and look at and through the layered prints as if the ‘portraits of my memory, my emotions’ travelling with me, following my journey.
The drawings play with links between one space and another; one space created by drawing from my everyday surroundings, whilst the other drawing in response to the distance of home (UK), placing my metaphorical ‘home like’ motif in each drawing. By combining the two spaces I attempt to make the viewer feel present in my drawings. Throughout my time living in Perth, Australia, drawing in such a way become a meditative experience for me; it created a place of relaxation. This enabled me to feel closer to home and loved ones although I was 9000 miles away!
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