Nick Cass

Artist, Lecturer / academic, Researcher

R.L. Gregory, the experimental psychologist has described the unique qualities of human perception as an active process; one in which our brain is constantly testing and re-testing hypotheses regarding what might be in front of our eyes. 'Seeing is so familiar, apparently so easy, it takes a leap of imagination to appreciate that the eyes set extremely difficult problems for the brain to solve for seeing to be possible. How does it work? How are ghostly images transformed into appearances of solid objects, lying in an outer world of space and time?' My work emerges as a result of my fascination with perception, geometry, perspective and faith as systems, ones in which we are constantly creating, and recreating social meaning, testing our hypotheses on the nature of existence, within this 'outer world of space and time'. In my practice over the last fifteen years, I have developed a multidisciplinary approach encompassing sculpture and installation; teaching and museum and gallery education. For me, the multidisciplinary nature of my work is a fertile ground for a rich and enjoyable field of practice. read full statement

Location Uppermill, Yorkshire
Activities Lecturing, Practice-based research, Residencies, Curating
Artforms / type of project Curatorial project, Drawing, Printmaking, Public Art, Sculpture

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  • Artists of Faith: Works from the Methodist Art Collection

    02/05/2014 – 27/06/2014
    Bronte Parsonage Museum Haworth.

    This exhibition brings works from the methodist art collection together in the interior spaces of the Bronte Parsonage Museum.

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