Approved: 13.02.2014

Steven Heaton

Artist

Approved: 13.02.2014

My work, often referred to as ‘time pieces’ sets out to examine the world around us and the man-made footprint within the landscape.
Utilising found and discarded materials, lost items both in substance and also in meaning, I re-evaluate and give them a new significance to sit within a modern contemporary existence.
My practice involves the study of traditional painting techniques from the highly

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Biography

My work, often referred to as ‘time pieces’ sets out to examine the world around us and the man-made footprint within the landscape. Utilising found and discarded materials, lost items both in substance and also in meaning, I re-evaluate and give them a new significance to sit within a modern contemporary existence. My practice involves the study of traditional painting techniques from the highly religious renaissance masters, using pigments and oil paints together with more recently invented products and available materials such as polycarbonate hard resins and acrylic paints. My work is often subjected to the natural elements in as much to become the actual subject rather than just a representational image, the passing of time being contained within the faded, cracked and blistered paints. I Create work that examines time, memory and human interaction within the world and natures dominance whereby this use begins to decline, representing a world without us and allowing us to examine what still remains.

CV & Education

Statement

Steven Heaton is an award-winning artist and director at Cross Street Arts.

His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, and is held in private collections, galleries and museums throughout England, America and Canada.

Heaton’s work examines time, memory and human interaction within the world, and above all nature’s dominance. His work is often referred to as ‘time pieces’, representing a world without us, and allowing us to examine what still remains.

Through the application of layered paint, it is what he chooses to add and remove that  leaves a history on the canvas of conscious decisions, slowly built over time from memories, interactions within the environment and dialogue with himself about where he is, where he has been and where he finds himself.
Revelations often occur hidden beneath the surface – it is only through this struggle and his determination to keep painting that he can understand himself and why he paints. Exploring uncertainty and the permanence of memory, his work is a transient and somewhat fragile interpretation of what we perceive as ourselves, our life and our consciousness.

Education

Fine Art – Manchester

Graphic Design – Wigan College

 

Professional development and memberships

Axisweb member

Castlefield Gallery Associate Scheme, Manchester

Fyshbol Gallery, London

Point and Line

Representation;

Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester (0161 222 4800)

Exhibitions;

upcoming – 2018 – Manchester Art Fair (represented by Saul Hay Gallery)

upcoming – 2018 – Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle, “New Light Touring Exhibition”

2018 – King Street Gallery, Lancaster “Summer Exhibition”

2018 – Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk

2018 – PS Mirabel, Manchester “Twice As Nice” Exhibition

2018 – Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester “Shortlist” Exhibition

2018 – Bankside Gallery, London “New Light Touring Exhibition”

2018 – Art Open House, Manchester “Land Marks”

2018 – Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester “Manipulate Exhibition”

2018 – Isherwood Gallery, The Old Courts “Into Line Exhibition”

2018 – Huddersfield City Art Gallery “New Light Touring Exhibition”

2017 – Bowes Museum & Art Gallery, County Durham “New Light Touring Exhibition”

2017 – King Street Gallery, Lancaster

2017 – Isherwood Gallery – “Intimate” (curated by Martyn Lucas & Paula Fenwick Lucas)

2017 – Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce – Collection

2017 – Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester – “Anniversary”

2017 – Thoughtworks, Manchester

2017 – Chapel Gallery – West Lancs Exhibition (July – August)

2017 – The Atkinson Gallery & Museum – (July – August) – Southport

2017 – Isherwood Gallery – Placement

2017 – CSA Gallery – Process

2017 – Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester – ‘Northern Abstracts – Music For The Eyes’ – with Paul Brotherton, Lisa Denyer, Steven Heaton, Donal Moloney, James Moss, Martin Nash, David Stanley & Jason Thompson.

2016 – ‘WCAF 2016′ – Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

2016 – ‘The Old Courts’ – WAF – (Battersea Arts Centre – Touring Network)

2016 – ‘VS’ – New Art Spaces Bolton (Castlefield Gallery/CSA/NAS Leigh/NEO)

2016 – ‘West Lancashire Open’ – Chapel Gallery

2016 – ‘Spectrum’ – PS Mirabel, Manchester

2016 – ‘Migrate’ – A6 Dialogue – CSA

2015 – ’18 x 18′ – CSA Gallery

2015 – ‘WCAF’ – Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

2015 – ‘Chapel Gallery’ – Ormskirk

2015 – Level One Gallery, The World of Glass, St Helens

2015 – ‘A6 Dialogue’ – Bankley Mill, Manchester

2015 – ‘Open studios’ – CSA

2015 – ‘All About Drawing’ – Bank Quay Gallery, Warrington

2014 – ‘Open Up North’ – Kendal, Cumbria

2014 – ‘WCAF’ – 2014 – awarded

2014 – ‘East Prospect Project II’ – AR, USA

2013 – ‘Time Pieces’ – Peter Scott Gallery (funded by Lancaster University) (interview by Resonance FM London)

2013 – ‘The World Without Us’ – Hive Gallery – USA

2013 – ‘Open studios’ –  Soaptank Studios – Warrington

2012 – ‘Chaosmos’ – 2012 – Liverpool Biennial

 

2012 - Present - artist and director of Cross Street Arts and gallery.

Exhibitions;

  • East Prospect Project II, AR, USA
  • Cross Street Arts Open Studio Exhibition, England
  • Warrington Museum & Art Gallery, England
  • The Emporium of Curious Objects, England
  • The Turnpike Gallery, Lancashire, England
  • The Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, England
  • East Prospect Project, AR, U.S.A.
  • Art on a card; various locations, England
  • "Time Pieces" Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster
  • "Looking Sideways" Drumcroon Gallery
  • "Life through a minor window", London
  • "Skin Deep", London
  • "Dreams in a changing landscape", Manchester (with the Alteri Chamber Choir)
  • "Stations of the Cross", Manchester

Curated exhibitions;

2013 - curated 'Through Time and distance' by Scottish artist Stewart Bremner and American artist Megan Chapman.

Awards;

2013 - awarded at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery for innovative contemporary art (What Still Remains)

Studio residency;

2010 - 2012 - artist in residence at Soaptank Studios, Warrington, Cheshire.

Solo exhibitions;

2012 - The World Without Us - solo exhibition at Hive Gallery, USA.

2012 - Time Pieces exhibition at Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University. Including radio interview for Ressonance FM (Clear Spot)

2011 - Liverpool Bienniel; exhibition at View Two Gallery, Liverpool. Including artist talk and lecture on the religious significance in art past and present.