Approved: 28.09.2013

Kevin Wright

Artist, Maker

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Approved: 28.09.2013

I’ve always been fascinated by objects where the function overwhelms the aesthetic considerations and in others where the visual aspect of the thing only gives clues as to what is going on.
In some of my recent work I’ve been trying to make objects of ambiguous function and sometimes I’ve been designing them with a level of brutal visualization to keep them simple and I hope, resonant.
I’m also

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Artist Statement

I’ve always been fascinated by objects where the function overwhelms the aesthetic considerations and in others where the visual aspect of the thing only gives clues as to what is going on. In some of my recent work I’ve been trying to make objects of ambiguous function and sometimes I’ve been designing them with a level of brutal visualization to keep them simple and I hope, resonant. I’m also making object/scenarios which could be viewed from the point of view of a detached voyeur or desperate participant. In this way I’m trying to explore ideas about how we all view certain events, whether directly involved or like most of us most of the time, as dispassionate observers of events involving other people. I find it interesting that most of us are more affected by local events such as seeing a child take a bad fall from their scooter on the school run, whereas, a news report of the deaths of hundreds of people on the other side of the world, leaves us indifferently concerned.

CV & Education

Kevin Wright

    

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2012              SubWOOFER with Ancient and Modern. Spike Island Pop up Space, Sydney           Row, bristol.    2 - 10 Aug 2012. Curated by Sacha Waldron.

 

        4 @ 39.    4 artists at 39 Baltic. With Colin Higginson, Marcus Jeffries and Kate Parsons.      Baltic 39, 31 - 39 High Bridge, Newcastle.

2011        Spike Island Open. Spike Island, Bristol. 

2008             ‘It ain’t what you do it’s the way that you do it’ St Ives Society of Artists, St Ives, Cornwall.

        Penny Brohn Cancer Care Trust, Pill, Bristol.

        

2007     Vinespace (now Gooden Gallery. 'light reflecting booster technology’ two person show with Simon Morse. March 22 - May 6 2007. 25 Vyner St, London.

2005        The Spike Island Open, Spike Island, Bristol.

2003        Centre Cultural Bancaixa, Valencia, Spain.

2000        Atkins Gallery, Millfield School, Somerset. 

1997        Festival Park, Ebbv Vale Wales.

Bristol Industrial Museum.

Mashomack Reserve, New York, USA.

Old Central Library, Cardiff, curated by Richard Cox.

New Trinity Centre, Bristol.

1993        Triangle, Mashomak Reserve, New York, USA.

1992        Lynne Stern & Associates, London.

1991        ‘Auction for Artspace’, Gimpels Fils, London.

1990        ‘Arts for the Earth’ Barbican Centre, London.

Awards


The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award, New York, USA.

Residencies/Workshops

Shave Farm, Somerset.

Art Omi, New York, USA.

Triangle Artists Workshop, New York, USA.

        Education

 

1984 - 87    BA Fine Art, Sculpture Wimbledon School of Art

1983 – 84    Art Foundation Stevenage College, Hertfordshire

Collections

 

The Philip Berman Collection, Pennsylvania, USA

The Alliance and Leicester Building Society, London

 

Commissions 

 

‘Severn Shed Bar’ commissioned by Peter Meacock Architects.